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Masese Group, Jinja
In this Group: Irene, Perez, Edith, Teopista, John*, Bena, Jesca, Azida, Consolata, Justine, Alice, Susan, Ruth, Eriyana*, Sarah*
* not pictured
W. Irene is a hard-working and determined lady with a business selling fish from Masese for 10 years. She is a married lady with 6 children aged 24 to 10 years and she takes care of other siblings. She decided to start her business in order to improve her livelihood for her family; however, she lacks storage facilities for her fish and only buys what she is sure that her customers can take for a specified time. She is able to make 50,000/= as profits per week and in order for this to increase, she needs to start a poultry farm and build a house for her plot. Irene needs a loan to be able to buy more fish for resale.

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.

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About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 176
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,013,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,861.2
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Masese Group, Jinja's $2,275 loan helped a member buy more fish for increased capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2009
Dec 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010