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Francis is a 41-year-old married man with eight children; seven of them go to school. A local brew dealer in Kagadi, Uganda, he has been in this business for five years. He also deals in produce.

He set up this business to get income to support his growing family. Inadequate capital and the poor state of roads in rural areas are the leading factors hindering the fast growth of his business, while his dream is to become the leading alcohol supplier in the region, and also to be able to process it and export it to outside countries.

Francis intends to use the loan to buy local brew 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
  • 219
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,762,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,640.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Francis to buy local brew to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2013
Mar 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013