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Gertrude's Group
In this Group: Gertrude, Dezilanta, Felista, Specioza, Yostasi, Beatrice, Rafairi, Sarah, Esther, Betty, Charles, Grace, Abbas, Florence
Gertrude N. is the leader of her group and a business lady with a retail shop as her business. She is a married lady with 5 children and she cares for one cousin. The loans have been so helpful especially now that her husband has two wives and his attention towards his children and family is all divided.

Gertrude uses her loans to buy more products for the shop like sugar, cooking oil, flour, etc., and as a result the profits and savings help to run her home. She is also a farmer on a small scale and this food enables her to save the money she would have used on buying food to pay school fees and clothe her children. She needs another loan for her shop, to expand it.

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
  • 205
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,028,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,990.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Gertrude's Group's $3,175 loan helped a member expanding the inventory of her small shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 20, 2009
Jan 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009