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Sumayah's Group
In this Group: Sumayah, Annah, Aisha, Deborah, Saudah
Sumayah's Group is comprised of five hard-working women. Sumayah is 19 years old and lives in the town of Kyengera in the Kampala North region of Uganda. For the past 10 years, Sumayah has been working hard to manage her tailoring business, which makes adjustments to clothes and also makes clothes from scratch.

To help expand her business, Sumayah has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy a sewing machine and more cloth, and will help Sumayah to generate greater profits and buy food to feed her family. Sumayah hopes that in the future she will be able to expand her business.

Sumayah is a member of BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program. In addition to microfinance loans, the program provides both a safe place for young Ugandan women to take part in group activities, and a forum for life-skills training. The ELA program has increased Sumayah's future prospects by helping her to start her business.

Additional Information

About BRAC Uganda

This loan is administered by BRAC Uganda, a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) in Uganda that is also a part of the BRAC international network. BRAC Uganda attempts to address poverty through a holistic model, offering programs in education, health, water & sanitation, agriculture, and microfinance. BRAC Uganda’s microfinance program aims to provide the poor with easy, reliable, and efficient access to institutional financial services, and reaches over 150,000 families in Uganda. For more on BRAC Uganda, please see our partner page, and join our lending team, Friends of BRAC Uganda.

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
  • 308
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $30,718,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,788.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sumayah's Group's $450 loan helped a member to buy a sewing machine and more cloth.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 23, 2011
Listed
Sep 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 15, 2012