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Kiwamirembe Women's Group
In this Group: Jalia, Margaret, Bbale, Harriet, Teo, Aidah, Dinnah, Sarah, Mary, Wilson, Winnie, Margaret, Mercy, Godfrey
N. Jalia’s story is one that cannot go unnoticed. She is the treasurer of Kiwamirembe Women’s group in Mukono and has a retail shop in Kigombya that deals in selling clothes; Bitenge, the Nigerian wear, and suits for ladies that she buys from Kampala mostly on Thursday and Sunday. Her shop also has a fridge for selling sodas and beers.


Jalia is a widow with 4 children of her own as she cares for 3 orphans that have since become her own. These orphans are of no relation to her but she has decided to take them in after their parents (fathers), with the support of their stepmothers deserted them for death, and she does this with the awareness of the Police and the local authorities. She says she does this not for material gains but to help those in need considering what she went through as a child. This is not a story to bring sympathy but to let the world know that such big and kind hearted people still exist. The little she has is shared among themselves as she also pays for their school fees, except 2 children who are still 3 years old. This story is what inspires Jalia to work so hard and she would like to start up an orphanage since child neglect cases are so numerous in her area, and her husband left her enough land for that.


She would like a loan to help with buying 15 crates of soda with half of her loan and the other half for buying suits and bitenge for the shop.

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
  • 270
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,080,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,666.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kiwamirembe Women's Group's $5,000 loan helped a member namusoke Jalia would like a loan to help with buying 15 crates of soda with half of her loan and the other half for buying suits and bitenge for the shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jul 20, 2008
Listed
Jul 5, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Dec 16, 2008