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Balisiima Women's Group, Lugazi
In this Group: Robinah, Annet, Beatrice, Aida, Margaret, Florah, Agnes, Scovia, Christine, Sarah*, Joyce*
* not pictured
N. Robinah, shown at the top left in the small photo, also appears in the group photo. She relies on selling agricultural produce in the central market of Lugazi to take care of her family of four children. With the support of her husband, all their children, plus dependents, have been able to go to school.

Robinah has been running this business’s trivial round for seven years and credits her longevity to the trust her customers have in her and in the good quality of the produce that she sells. She cites the unpredictable nature of her clients and the dry weather seasons as some of her major setback factors. The dry seasons means low food supplies from farmers. This means she has to make do with selling other commodities which are not in high demand with her established customers.

Robinah calculates she makes 120,000 shillings each week and plans to expand into a more wholesale setting in her business. She needs a loan to be able to take these plans in her stride by buying more produce 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
  • 211
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,028,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,111.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Balisiima Women's Group, Lugazi's $3,800 loan helped a member to buy more farm produce to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 26, 2010
Mar 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 20, 2010