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Evaketi, a 50-year-old married mother of eight children, seven of whom attend school, is a cocoa farmer and also has a retail shop where she works eight hours a day. Good mother that she is, Evaketi desires to educate her children up to the university level and so set up sustainable income-generating activities for their well-being.

Evaketi has requested this loan to buy rice, sugar and salt to sell. Price fluctuation and inadequate capital pose challenges to her business growth, while her dream is to trade in wholesale.

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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
  • 179
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,667,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,519.8
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Evaketi to buy rice, sugar and salt to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 9, 2014