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Dorothy is a thirty-eight-year-old single mother of four children living in Kasese, Uganda. Thirteen years ago, she decided to venture into cassava flour selling after assessing the high demand for food in the area.

Price fluctuation and unpredictable weather changes affect her sales, while her dream is to set up a food store that deals in a variety of food items, such as millet and maize among others.

Dorothy intends to use the loan to buy cassava flour to sell.

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This loan is part of HOFOKAM's program targeting poor and geographically excluded populations in Western Uganda. In addition to loans, it provides social and business training programs to low-income entrepreneurs and their communities. Since 2003, HOFOKAM has provided sustainable financial and non-financial services to promote social, economic and sustainable land development and improve the quality of life for vulnerable populations. The organization has a clear vested interest in underserved communities with its headquarters in rural Fort Portal and a number of branches in extremely remote areas.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 191
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,530.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Dorothy to buy cassava flour to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 17, 2013
Nov 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2015