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John is a thirty-four-year old man who lives in Hoima, Uganda. He is married and charged with the responsibility of taking care of three children; two of them attend school. He works six days a week and started his business in 2008 so as to improve his standard of living.

He hopes to expand his business, though price fluctuations and weather changes hinder his business. John is acquiring a loan to buy beans and maize to sell.

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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

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 204
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,441,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,570.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped John to buy beans and maize to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2015