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Felista's Group
In this Group: Felista, Hadijah, Margret
Felista's Group is comprised of 3 hardworking women. Felista is 20 years old and lives in the town of Kyengera in the Kampala North region of Uganda. She is married and has 3 children who are all currently in school. For the past 2 years, Felista has been working hard to manage her small shop, which sells clothes.

To help expand her business, Felista has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more clothes for resale, and will help Felista to generate greater profits and buy food to feed her family. Felista hopes that, in the future, she will be able to learn a job skill in hairdressing.

Felista 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 Felista's future prospects by helping her to improve 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
  • 218
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,044,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,565.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Felista's Group's $550 loan helped a member to buy more clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2011
Nov 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012