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Deogratias is 56-year-old married man with six children currently living in Hoima, Uganda. For five years, he has been operating a produce business dealing in maize, beans and groundnuts with the aim of earning daily income for the smooth running of his family. He also deals in brick laying to supplement the income from produce in order to pay school fees. His dream is to develop his business into wholesale and to supply to the city markets. Deogratias is requesting a loan to hire labor and to buy more produce such as beans, groundnuts and maize to sell.

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
  • 116
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,593.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Deogratias to hire labor and buy more produce such as beans, groundnuts and maize to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 12, 2013
Jul 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2014