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Alinhinkira Women's Association-Jinja Group
In this Group: Joy, Peter, Salim, Florence, Godfrey, Alinikira Jesca, Isaak, Babra, Fatuma, Mariam, Alyshia, John, Muhamad, Ismail*, John*, Jane, Mathias, Magret, Sarah*
* not pictured
N. Joy is affliated to Alinhinkira Group-Jinja. She is happily married with nine children. The trade of welding has mostly been a male preserve, but it is fascinating that in today’s Uganda you will find women who are eager to turn a hand to even the hardest of jobs, which often involve a lot of elbow grease. Joy has been involved in this trade for ten years now. Her operating headquarters are in Ivunamb trading center-Jinja.

The need for self reliance, she says, is what got her started in this business. Her story of transformation from a housewife into a fully fledged businesswoman is something in which she takes pride. She says young underprivileged girls can look up to her and emulate her. Her weekly income is 70,000 UGX. Joy also runs a charcoal sales business. With this loan, she wants to purchase metal materials for welding doors, windows and chairs.

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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 279
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $29,556,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,280.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Alinhinkira Women's Association-Jinja Group's $4,725 loan helped a member to purchase metal material for welding doors, windows and chairs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 22, 2010
Listed
Nov 3, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 15, 2011