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Ben's Group
In this Group: Ben, Patrick, Florence, Lawrence, Tonny, Godfrey, Steven, Joseph, Boniface, Samuel, Benon, David, Samuel, Julius, Peter, Rose, Agnes, Joachim, Noelina, Judith, Selestine, Abdul, Abdul*
* not pictured
Ben K. is the leader of Balibaseka group in Mityana. He is a very hard-working man and a farmer with a business of buying and selling produce from Mityana town, sometimes to Kampala. He has been selling his produce, which ranges from maize and beans to coffee, for three years. His main challenge is transportation. Sometimes he uses bicycles or motorcycles, but he would like to buy a car so that he can load more kilograms of produce at once. Ben is married with twelve children, with three not yet in school, and he hopes that he will be able to educate all his children to the very end. He needs a loan in order to buy more produce to sell.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 229
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,019,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,097.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Ben's Group's $3,825 loan helped a member to buy more produce for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 22, 2009
Jul 25, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009