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Abateesa Kabowa Group, Kampala
In this Group: Nadima, Ruth, Teo, Jane Francis, Margaret, Hadija, Jane, Jane Francis, Joy, Dorothy, Getrude
N. Nadima is an extraordinarily enterprising woman. She has just clocked that shady side of 60 but still remains actively involved in her eight-year-old retail shop business in Kabowa, Kampala. She is a widow with over sixteen children.

The reality of taking care of all these children without the support of her late husband has been a hard one to look in the face. It has been incumbent upon her to nurture, clothe, educate and provide food to them. This business has in many ways been her recourse despite the paltry 800,000 shillings she makes in a month. Paltry in the sense that she also has relatives looking up to her.

Combining the two tasks has been a tall order but, thanks to her pragmatic and philosophical attitude towards issues, she has made lots of headway. What has also helped has been the fact that she has been eking out other invaluable profits from her farming business. She started off her business journey with a now-closed hardware shop.

With this loan, N. wants to principally purchase more cosmetics and other popular retail goods for her shop.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

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About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 289
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,111,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,247.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Abateesa Kabowa Group, Kampala's $4,050 loan helped a member to purchase more cosmetics and other retail items for her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 15, 2010
Listed
Jun 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2010