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Astone is a 43-year-old married man with 16 children living in Kyenjojo, Uganda. His main business has been buying and selling agricultural products like maize, beans and millet for 7 years. Astone also deals in the processing of local brew, commonly known as Waragi. He started his business to help him sustain his large family and educate his children. His ambition is to build a permanent house and have his children have good education.

Astone is requesting a loan to buy agricultural produce and pay labor for weeding.

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.

Important Information

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
  • 91
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,579,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,681.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Astone to buy agricultural produce and pay labour for weeding.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2012
Dec 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2013