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Agnes

Update on Agnes

Agnes is a hardworking woman with four children. She lives in Fort Portal, Uganda. Her main businesses are growing crops and buying and selling produce, which she has been doing for three years. She started this business with a vision of increasing her income. She faces the challenge of limited capital.

Agnes is requesting another loan, which she will use to buy produce to sell. She intends to educate her children to higher levels of learning.

Previous Loan Details

Agnes is a 30-year-old hardworking woman with four children. She lives in Fort Portal, Uganda. Alice is a farmer but also has a retail shop to supplement her farming activities since farming is seasonal with unpredictable outputs. Her major business challenges include inadequate capital and price... More from Agnes's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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.
 

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 270
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $30,713,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,475.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $625 helped Agnes to purchase produce to sell.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 18, 2014
Listed
Jan 27, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 18, 2014