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Wanyange Tusubiira Womens Group-Jinja
In this Group: Harriet, Baziriyo, Lukiya, Rose, Mastula, Mebra, Zuena, Irene, Basoga, Jamawa, Zubairi*, Ronald, Florence, Harriet, Hadijja, Jesca, Perusi
* not pictured
For three and a half years, 41 year old Harriet W. has operated her charcoal business in Wanyange-Jinja. This business combined with her commercial motorcycle business has been providing all the financial ways and means on which she and her family have been surviving. Being that she is widowed, living only by her wits was unacceptable. Harriet originally started work in a trade reserved for men and that is timber cutting.

Today, this mother of four school aged children earns 50,000 shillings a week with her business. With proceeds from this loan, she says she wants to purchase more bags of charcoal that she will later resell.

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
  • 223
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,028,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,254.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Wanyange Tusubiira Womens Group-Jinja's $2,575 loan helped a member the purchase of more bags of charcoal for resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 15, 2010
Jul 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010