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Florence

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Florence is a 44-year-old, married woman. She has two children, one of them attending school. Florence sells crude salt, which she has been doing for 10 years, plus she manages rental units for additional income. She began her business to earn money for school fees, to educate her children to meet her dream. Florence is a hard-working person. Change in weather is a challenge she faces.

Florence is asking for a loan to buy salt to sell.

Previous Loan Details

Florence is a 41-year-old married lady with four children. She lives in Kasese, Uganda. Florence's personal goal is to educate her children and build a permanent house. She has been in salt trading for 12 years, after starting on a small scale with $500. Her major hardships are customers not paying… More from Florence'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

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

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.

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About Uganda

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 100
    View loans »
    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,253,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,543.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,200 helped Florence to buy crude salt to sell.
66% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 16, 2014
Listed
Jun 3, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible