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Mathias lives in Hoima, Uganda. He is aged 58 and married with 15 children, 7 of whom attend school. He owns a secretarial service shop and makes extra income through his retail shop of general merchandise, such as rice, sugar, salt and soap. He started this business for personal development. His plan for the future is buying a car to ease his travels. Mathias intends to use the loan to buy more soap, matchboxes and salt 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
  • 243
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,036,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,635.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Mathias to buy more soap, matchboxes and salt to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 9, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015