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Tusuubira Women's Group
In this Group: Harriet, Prossy, Sarah, Aloyzious, Scovia, Mustafa, Kulusumu, Mayimunah, Margaret, Jesca
Harriet N. has been the leader of the Tusuubira Women's Group in Lugazi for 11 years. She is 43 years old and a single mother. She has three children who are in school and she also cares for two other relatives.


Harriet has a business tailoring clothes for women and children. She has over 17 years of experience in this business. Harriet's tailoring business is run from Lugazi. Her customers bring in their clothes for Harriet to sew and she also makes others to sell.


Harriet needs a loan so she can buy bitenge and traditional dress (gomesi). She also needs to settle the electricity bill at her work place.


Harriet has a dream of increasing the number of students to whom she teaches the sewing trade. She now has 5 students. She also hopes to buy more sewing machines in the near future.

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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 140
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,287,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,610.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tusuubira Women's Group's $4,000 loan helped a member harriet needs a loan to buy textiles for her trade.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Sep 3, 2008
Listed
Aug 13, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Feb 15, 2009