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Michael is a 38-year-old married man with six children living in Kagadi, Uganda. He has a bicycle spare parts business, which he has operated for over seven years. He also has a sugarcane plantation, and he uses the sugar cane to brew alcohol. The business is rural-based, and he started it to get daily income to enable a smooth running of his family and serve the people of the area, since he is a mechanic.

He would like to construct a good permanent house for residence despite the poor road network that hinders his business operations. Micheal intends to use the loan to buy bicycle spare parts 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
  • 254
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,806,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,635.1
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Michael to buy bicycle spare parts to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 9, 2014