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Dorothy’S Group
In this Group: Kyakwera, Prisca, Rose, Dorothy, Betty
Dorothy’s group is one of YICE’s female self-help groups in Kabazungu village, and it is made up of five members all coming from the same village. Dorothy (second from left) is the group leader. Members of this group grow varied crops, including beans, vegetables, Irish potatoes, cassava and onions. Two of the members raise local chickens as well.

Dorothy, 36, grows vegetables, Irish potatoes, and cassava. She has been growing these crops for over the last six years but is getting low yields and income. After acquiring better farming skills through YICE’s farming-as-business training, Dorothy now asks for a loan to purchase good quality vegetable seeds and pesticides and to hire a laborer to clear her garden.

She believes practicing better farming practices will increase her yields and incomes by 70% after selling her produce.

Dorothy plans to use her profits to establish a big piggery project and pay school fees for her three orphaned children. She has a dream of supporting her children’s education up to University level.

Additional Information

About Youth Initiative for Community Empowernment

Youth Initiative for Community Empowerment is a registered women and youth empowerment initiative in Central Uganda. Aiming to empower vulnerable women and young people both economically and socially, it provides training in agricultural business development and health topics. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to support training programs for vulnerable women, including single mothers and out-of-school girls, and to help them start their own farming businesses.

Youth Initiative for Community Empowerment (YICE) joined Kiva through our Experimental Partnership Program, and has therefore received a lighter level of due diligence. Accordingly, loans associated with this partner carry a higher level of risk than typical Kiva loans.

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
  • 231
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,010,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,474.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Dorothy’S Group's $375 loan helped a member to purchase good quality vegetable seeds and pesticides and hire staff to clear their gardens.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 1, 2013
Mar 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 4, 2014