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Dorothy is a 26-year-old married female with two children; one is attending school. Dorothy operates a produce business in a busy market. She works four days a week, 11 hours a day, plus does farming as an additional income business. She began the business to have a source of income, since she couldn't make it for formal employment.

Dorothy has a vision of buying a piece of land and business expansion. However, competition and low capital are challenges she faces. Dorothy is accessing a loan to buy beans and groundnuts 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
  • 211
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,028,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,538.1
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Dorothy to buy beans and groundnuts to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2014
May 30, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2015