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Kiwojjolo Development Group, Lugazi
In this Group: Irene, Lydia, Hellen, Robert, Faridah*, Sophie, Agnes, Fred, Fred, Grace, Allen, Sarah, Richard, Grace
* not pictured
It’s decline of day, the sun is in its twilight zone and the skies are darkening, but 24-year-old M. Irene is still working vigorously at her roast banana stall in Namawojjolo. Her animal spirits, lively nature and energy are reliable stocks in trade she has employed to win laurels from her customers.

The roast banana delicacy is in high favor with many travelers along the road Irene operates next to. The inclination she has towards her job has, over the last five years, played heavily into her hands. With no previous business experience, getting into her stride was a tall order, given the financial drawbacks that she faced at the onset.

With this loan, Irene says she wants to buy more bananas to roast. With increased savings, she plans to buy a plot of land as well as to expand her business. She has benefited from taking loans, since she now owns a cow that gives her milk 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
  • 199
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,028,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,265.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kiwojjolo Development Group, Lugazi's $1,850 loan helped a member to purchase more bananas for roasting.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2010
Jun 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011