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Women In Active-Lugazi Group
In this Group: Prossy, Mustafah, Diana, Masaazi, Hamidah, Christine, Eva
M. Prossy is a 50-year-old woman with a sparkly sense of humor. This has helped her strike a chord with most of her clients at her firewood sales business in Mbiko Kasanja-Lugazi. M. Prossy has, over the last 4 years, defied the stereotype that aging people like herself should just rely on their children and grandchildren to survive. Contrary to expectation, she has managed to establish a niche for herself amidst strong competition from other firewood sellers in a region where firewood can easily be obtained from the neighboring mabire forest. At her age, she is surprisingly single but happy with her status saying she is in a position to provide for all her 4 children without the support of a man. That to her matters more than anything else.

M. Prossy began this business with savings from her teaching job. Hard work is also a factor that she attributes to her success. As she makes progress on the 120,000 UGX she makes in a week, she is also taking a long view. She says she wants to eventually open new business horizons for herself in the near future by opening up a grocery store. She is getting remuneration as a teacher since she is still in active service. With this loan, she is looking at buying more firewood to sell to her increasing clientele to earn more profits.

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
  • 211
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,442,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,260.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Women In Active-Lugazi Group's $1,075 loan helped a member to purchase more firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2010
Jul 9, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010