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Sam is a 29-year-old, married man, living in Fort Portal, Uganda. He is involved in quarrying stones, along with farming, in order to earn income to support his family. A poor road network and lack of capital to hire manpower pose challenges to his business growth while his dreams are educating his children and expanding his business.

Sam intends to use the loan to pay workers who are helping him quarry stones to sell.

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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
  • 201
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,741,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,517.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Sam to pay workers who are helping him quarry stones to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014