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Rufino is a 64-year-old, hardworking, married man living in Masindi, Uganda. He has 10 children. The responsibility of looking after the family rests on him, alone, and his dream is to educate his children to attain degrees, as a minimum qualification.

He is a farmer but also does fishing in order to raise money for the family. He has challenges of price fluctuation and high license fees by the Fisheries Ministry. Rufino intends to use the loan to pay workers and to buy seeds for planting.

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
  • 119
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,574.2
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Rufino to pay workers for ploughing services and to buy seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2013
Apr 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 20, 2015