Wilson is a 61-year-old man with four children, living in Fort Portal, Uganda.
He is a farmer who mainly grows rice and maize, and with the proceeds he has been able to pay school fees for his children, and buy more land for expansion.
Inadequate capital, diseases, and pests pose challenges to his production levels, while his plans are to venture into modern farming methods and also build a permanent residential house, since he is now in a mud-wattled dwelling.
Wilson is requesting a loan to pay workers who are weeding his garden, and to buy sprays for his crops.
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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.