Stella is a 41-year-old married woman with five children, who are all in school. She is employed by local government as a primary teacher, a service she has offered for a period of 18 years. She was inspired by the teaching profession by the way teachers behaved and their smartness.
She faces a challenge of being paid a low salary, while her dreams are to educate her children up to university, and to build a permanent residential house. Stella is requesting a loan to buy nails and iron sheets to complete construction of her house.
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 Housing Loans
Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.