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Bwagonga Abamwe, Ibanda Group
In this Group: Lydia, Edvance, Dinah, Clare, Stephen, Stellah, Jose, Fred, Yoweri, Agrey, Assumpta
Lydia T. is a hardworking and ever optimistic 29-year-old married mother of three children aged between 3 and 8 years. She operates a growing produce business in the Bwagoga Trading Centre in Ibanda, dealing in dry food and cereals. With a business longevity span of eight years, Lydia has managed to significantly sustain and improve on her family’s welfare status through her contributions to paying the school dues for her children and more.

To all appearances, her future business prospects look rosy, with close to 50,000 Ugandan shillings coming in monthly out of her business. She envisions an even greater profit margin as she gets this loan, anticipating being in position to buy more stock for the business. This will enable her business to expand and also enable her to earn more revenue and live a self-sustaining life.

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.

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About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 169
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,013,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,251.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Bwagonga Abamwe, Ibanda Group's $1,250 loan helped a member buying more stock of beans for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 19, 2010
Jul 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010