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Karambi Tutungukye Group, Ibanda
In this Group: Jesica, Rose, Fredrick, Denis, Godfrey, Edward, Julius, Matia, Grace, Richard, Fuderi, Samuel, Brighton, Frank*, Gideon*, Vangi, Wilson*, Florence
* not pictured
Agriculture has, from time immemorial, been the backbone of Uganda’s economy. Different types of agricultural activity have given many Ugandan families an improved lease of life. This story is connected to K. Jesica from Kakinga, Ibanda district.

This married lady has subsisted on growing a variety of agricultural products for the last ten years. Though adverse weather conditions have constantly affected her gardens, Jesica has managed to consolidate the gains she has made. As a result, her family of four children has enjoyed the benefits. Principally, her children all now attend good institutions of learning.

In a month, Jesica reveals that she makes close to, or even more than, 200,000 Ugandan shillings from selling her farm produce, depending on the season. She is very upbeat that, with this loan, she will be in a position to improve on the mulching and gardening aspects of her farm and also increase the stock of animals on her farm which will help her increase her productivity.

In the photo, the lady with the hand up is Jesica K. and the man standing with the hand raised is one of the executive members of Karambi Tutungukye group.

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
  • 233
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,032,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,257.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Karambi Tutungukye Group, Ibanda's $3,950 loan helped a member to purchase mulches for her farm and increase her stock of animals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 4, 2010
Jul 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011