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Samwiri is a 43-year-old male. He practices farming and grows maize and beans in Masindi, Uganda. Samwiri sells charcoal as an additional income source. He started the businesses so as to improve his standard of living.

Samwiri hopes to expand his business into new markets. However, he faces a challenge of weather changes. Samwiri is a hardworking man who needs a loan to pay workers for weeding his farm.

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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
  • 189
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,346,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,570.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Samwiri to pay workers for weeding his farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 12, 2014
Jun 19, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2015