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Patricia is a 60-year-old widow looking after her three children. She owns a retail shop and restaurant in Kagadi, Uganda, a business she has done for five years. She started this business after the death of her husband to be able to pay fees for her children and also meet their basic needs. She dreams of owning a wholesale shop and also educating her children to university. Patricia intends to use the loan to buy a fridge for her restaurant.

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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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 140
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,287,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,466.1
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,025 helped Patricia to buy a fridge for her restaurant.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2014
Feb 18, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2015