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Itembezo Tukore Group
In this Group: Christopher, Milka, Hillary, Topher, Eliphaz, Tomas, Safari, Domitia, Elias, Evalyne, Emily, Joseph, Peace, Gerald, Agnes*, Justus, Calist
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Tea growing is the major farming activity in Kihihi and the surrounding areas. This is mostly because of the ready market from the tea factory in their midst. This is the major reason why Christopher devoted most of his energy to tea planting. He is 46 years old and married with five school-going children. From his tea sales, he is able to make 80,000 shillings as weekly profits. He is a very hardworking man and very cooperative, with a banana plantation as his other business, from which he sells bananas to earn an extra income of 40,000 shillings monthly.

Christopher has a dream of expanding both plantations to be able to earn more as well as continuing to educate his children for self-sustainability. He is quick to say that ever since he started taking loans, his sales have increased because of the improved quality, and this is one reason why he needs to take another loan: to be able to buy fertilizers for the tea plantation.

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
  • 290
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,089,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,590.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Itembezo Tukore Group's $4,200 loan helped a member to buy fertilizers for the tea plantation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 30, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 10, 2012