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Akwata Empola Group
In this Group: Mariam, Amina, Edward, Susan, Prossy, Hauah, Bernard, Justine, Aidah, Zam, Zaituui
Mariam is a 44-year-old married woman with five children. Her oldest child is now 26 and her youngest is just 17. The 17-year-old is still in a private secondary school in the area. Mariam also cares for her late sister's four children.

Mariam has a boutique where she mainly sells dresses and dressmaking materials. She has owned the shop since 1997 and recently branched out into providing other goods like mattresses, suitcases, bed sheets, and decorative home items.

Mariam is requesting a loan of 2 million USH. With this money she will buy 10 mattresses, 4 suitcases, 12 bed sheets, and other needed stock. She says that her loans help her to have the variety of items that her customers demand.

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.

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About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 122
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,830,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,210.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Akwata Empola Group's $3,700 loan helped a member to buy 10 mattresses, 4 suitcases, 12 bed sheets, and other stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2009
May 14, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009