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Twekembe Women's Group-Kampala
In this Group: Shakirah, Zaina, Gladys, Justine, Melida, Jamilah*, Justine, Immaculate, Lydia, Golidmary, Madina*, John Nakabale, Getrude, Sylvia, Rose, Mohammed*, Sarah, Getrude
* not pictured
N. Shakirah is 26 years old and belongs to Twekembe Women's Group in Kampala. A contentedly married mother of two, she has been plying her water distribution trade in Gganga for 8 years. Her weekly profits add up to 50,000 shillings. Shakirah also has a side business in the form of goat selling.

She says she was able to get started in her water distribution business with the financial backing of her spouse. With this loan she says she is going to procure a new tank for the storage of her water.

The kids in the group photo belong to some of the group members.

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
  • 199
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,298.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Twekembe Women's Group-Kampala's $3,850 loan helped a member to purchase a new water storage tank.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 29, 2010
Dec 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011