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Update on Kaija

Kaija is a married, 46-year-old man living in Kagadi, Uganda. He has 4 children, ages 23, 19, 18 and 10. He has been selling produce and groceries since 2006 with the aim of earning money to support his family. He also earns additional income from pigs and farming. His dream is to buy a vehicle to aid the transportation of produce from farmers to his business premises. His major challenge is inadequate capital. Kaija intends to use the loan to buy beans, maize, groundnuts, and rice to sell.

Previous Loan Details

Kaija is a 45-year-old father of four children living in Kagadi, Uganda. For three years he has been operating a retail shop where he normally sells food. His major challenges are customers not paying on time and price fluctuations. He dreams of having his children educated and buying a car. ... More from Kaija's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.


About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 123
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,817,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,587.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Kaija to buy beans, maize, groundnuts, and rice to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2013
Jun 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014