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Saidi is a forty-one-year-old hardworking married man with three children living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He deals in produce, selling maize and coffee as his main source of income though he has other side businesses like farming, where he earns an extra income. He started this business four years ago to sustain his family and have a better standard of living. He faces a challenge of inadequate capital to cater to his produce business. He has a vision of owning a big modern store of produce serving many customers around his area.

He is requesting a loan to buy more maize and coffee to sell.

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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.


About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 136
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,940,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,563.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Saidi to buy more maize and coffee to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 17, 2014
Mar 26, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2015