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Edward is a 45-year-old married man with seven children who lives in Kyenjojo, Uganda. For the last six years, he has earned a living by selling a local drink he brews and by farming. His main challenges are the lack of a good machine to crush sugar cane, inadequate capital to buy raw materials to make his local brew and customers who do not pay their bills on time. His personal goals are educating his children up to the university level, building a home and expanding his business into new areas. Edward is requesting a loan to buy more local brew to sell.

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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
  • 131
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,533.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Edward to buy more local brew to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2013
Sep 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2014