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Balisima Women's Group B-Lugazi
In this Group: Robinah, Agnes, Rebina, Florence, Jackson, Sarah, Christine, Jesica, Robinah, Juliet, Hadijah, Florence*, Edesa, Christine, Grace, Joyce*
* not pictured
N. Robinah is a likable, light-hearted and astute 45-year-old mother of five. For the last 5 years, she and her family have been subsisting on the monthly 200,000 shillings that she makes as profit in her retail shop. Lugazi is a cosmopolitan metropolis and her customers range from the poor to middle-class people and traders from other towns who come to do business. The basis of her success, she says, lies in hard work, a "never give up" attitude and courage in tackling challenges. She began this business with savings from the odd jobs she had done in and around Lugazi town. Because she had contact with so many successful business people, she thought that taking a shot at running a business would be a good proposition. With this loan, Robinah wants to buy more bags of rice, sugar, and maize flour to sell in her shop.

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
  • 239
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,036,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,250.1
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Balisima Women's Group B-Lugazi's $4,550 loan helped a member the purchase of more bags of rice, sugar, and maize flour to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 24, 2010
Aug 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010