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Margret

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Margret is a 42-year-old single female with four children who all go to school. Margret sells crude salt and works seven days a week, 12 hours a day. She has been in business for 10 years. Margret began the business to sustain her family and needs money to buy salt to sell. She has hopes of educating her children despite the challenge of unpredictable weather changes.

Previous Loan Details

Margret used the previous loan to buy salt to sell. She is a 40-year-old single mother of four children living in Kasese, Uganda. She has been selling salt for 15 years. Her hardships are seasonal weather, price fluctuations and inflation. Her personal goals are educating her children and buildin... More from Margret'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
  • 284
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $29,599,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,543.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD
Expired
A loan of $1,200 helped Margret to buy salt to sell.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 19, 2014
Listed
Jun 4, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Expired:
Jul 4, 2014