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Joan is a 25-year-old single mother to one child aged one year. She lives in Hoima, Uganda where she operates a clothing shop. She looks after her child and together they reside in a rented house. She sells clothes for men and women, bags, and shoes. She has been operating the clothing business for 3 years now. She has come far; having started selling clothes in the Central Market in an open area, she now has a shop. She dreams of constructing her own residential house and driving a car one day. This is her first loan from Hofokam and she intends to use the funds for buying clothes, shoes and bags for reselling.

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This loan provides farmers and low-income entrepreneurs from underserved rural areas with access to financial services. By supporting this loan, you allow more farmers and rural entrepreneurs to access capital.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 119
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,070.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Joan buying clothes, shoes and bags for reselling.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 14, 2010
Apr 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011