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Grace is a forty five year old woman, married with four children living in Bundibugyo, Uganda. Due to hard conditions of living, Grace was unable to take care of the daily expenses of her family so she decided to start a small shop around her home area to meet at least a few basic needs from the profits generated in the shop. Like any small upcoming business, she is challenged by high transport costs and price fluctuations in the market. She is a hardworking mother who needs a loan to buy salt, sweets and sachet waragi 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
  • 153
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,625,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,613.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Grace to buy salt, sweets, and sachet waragi to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2014
Jul 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015