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Mary is a fifty-year-old widowed female with seven children living in Bundibugyo, Uganda. She has a retail shop and also gets income from rentals and cocoa farming.

Mary has been in this business since 1990 and it has helped her to cater for her family to the required standards of living. She dreams of expanding her business to a bigger trading centre and having many outlets, although she is limited by capital. Mary needs a loan to buy soap, steel wool, salt, sugar, sweets, and boxes of matches 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
  • 117
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,550.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Mary to buy soap, steel wool, salt, sugar, sweets, and boxes of matches to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2014
Jun 8, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015