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Fred is a 40-year old-married man with four children between the ages of 16 and 4 living in Kagadi, Uganda. He owns a carpentry workshop that he started ten years ago, where he makes chairs and beds. He has been able to establish a motorcycle transport business to supplement his business. He dreams of buying a lorry in future. Limited capital is affecting his business growth. Fred intends to use the loan to buy timber for making school desks and beds 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
  • 178
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,667,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,663.2
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Fred to buy timber for making school desks and beds to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2013
Jan 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013