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Migyera Development Group B
In this Group: Leo, Ivan, Levi, Varisto, Emmanuel, January, Edison, Milton, Emmanuel, Ezra, Gauada, Winnie, Amon, Cleofas, Tereza
Forty-year-old Leo says being steadfast in his belief that he would make headway in his carpentry business was his watershed moment. The happily married father of six says having that courage of conviction set him off in many ways. He believed in his own worth and also had a sense of diligence. This was key as he embarked upon his entrepreneurial venture 10 years ago, having undergone apprentice carpentry training before he even thought about establishing the business. This is a far cry from the story of most carpenters in Kihihi who acquire skills on the job.

Leo primarily makes wooden chairs and windows, earning a weekly profit of shillings 140,000. He also does some small scale farming. With this Kiva loan, Leo says he is going to purchase more timber to make more wooden products 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.

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
  • 173
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,013,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,398.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Migyera Development Group B's $4,100 loan helped a member to purchase more timber to make wooden chairs and windows to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2011
Jun 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 2, 2012