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Norah's Group
In this Group: Norah, Sarah, Nuulu, Jane, Christine, Minsa, Kogula, Joel, Edirisa, Abdul*, Rose, Emilly*
* not pictured
N. Norah is the leader of her lending group in Jinja. She is a 39-year-old businesswoman involved in brewing waragi (a distilled spirit) in Mawutu village in Jinja. Before starting out in the brewing business nine years ago, Norah was a housewife. She decided to start her business in order to alleviate her poverty. With a small amount of capital she bought drums and pipes for brewing. Although she is still in business, Norah is faced with the challenge of some of her customers not wanting to pay their bills.

Norah is able to make 100,000/= in weekly profit and this helps to pay her children's school fees and general upkeep expenses. She ensures that she makes quality drinks for her consumers and her dream now is to expand her business further by putting in more capital. She also hopes to build a family house and educate her children to university level. Out of her seven children, one is at university, one is in secondary school, three are in primary school, one is in the nursery section while the last-born is still a baby and not yet in school. Norah is requesting a loan to buy sukaali gulu, a kind of sugar used in the waragi brewing business.

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
  • 209
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,373,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,960.8
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Norah's Group's $1,350 loan helped a member to purchase sukaali gulu, a kind of sugar for making waragi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 3, 2009
Sep 14, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010