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Mabira Womens Group, Lugazi
In this Group: Hawa, Muwanga, Rogers, Beatrice, Harriet, Yovisa, Fazira, Faiibe, Sofia, Rose*, Margret, Tom, Safiyi, Hellen*, Anzuru, Partrick, Robert, Jalia, Amina
* not pictured
50-year-old N. Hawa’s strong-hearted enterprise has been her springboard to the modest success she has been enjoying for the last fifteen years, plying her banana-selling business. In a month, she makes 160,000 shillings. Prior to this she was a farmer. She is a widow with six children.

In this kind of business where one has many competitors, treating customers with good grace is a virtue. One’s odds of success are increased when one strikes that nice impression with clients. This, in most cases, materializes into good rapport. This is exactly what Hawa can relate to as she has created for herself a dependable niche with this way of doing things.

Hawa began this business in Najjembe, Lugazi, with a loan from the then “Feed the Children, Uganda” and is now with Pearl Microfinance. With this loan, she wants to buy more bananas to sell.

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
  • 198
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,028,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,216.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mabira Womens Group, Lugazi's $3,700 loan helped a member to purchase more bananas to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2010
Aug 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010