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Balitwegomba Women's Group, Jinja
In this Group: Juliet, Christine, Joy, Alice, Victoria, Ruth, Annet, Lukiya, Harriet
Ten years ago, 30-year-old M. Juliet was like any other naïve business upstart. Being in two minds did not help either, as she was on the one hand being dissuaded from trying her hand at any other business, whilst her close consorts were constantly prevailing upon her to start a retail shop.

With huge reserves of courage and conviction in tow, Juliet, in the midst of all this, made up her mind to start a retail shop in Buwenge, Jinja. She decided to dispense with the soft drink business she had all along banked on as her main source of livelihood.

Juliet’s hard work ethic spawned an unprecedented growth in her business profits. As her niche grew, so did the profits accruing to her business. In a week, she reveals her business generates 500,000 Ugandan shillings. With this income, this married lady has gotten into a steady stride in terms of fully providing for all her four children. Juliet has also been eking out supplementary profits from her poultry and commercial motorcycle businesses.

With this loan, Juliet wants to rejuvenate her retail shop with more merchandise like sugar, soap, bags of rice, etc.

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
  • 235
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,036,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,245.4
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Balitwegomba Women's Group, Jinja's $2,275 loan helped a member to purchase more retail items for her store like sugar, salt, rice and soap.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 18, 2010
May 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2010