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Mary's Group
In this Group: Mary, Jane, Jane, Betty, Godfrey, Suzan, Sarah, Dan, Christopher, Edith*, Jesca*, Robert
* not pictured
Mary N. is a determined and hard-working lady. She has run a retail shop and a waragi (Ugandan beer) business for 7 years in Luwayo. She is a single mother of 7 children aged 32-12 years. She also cares for 4 dependents. She is happy to say that her previous loans have enabled her children attend school. Two have graduated from university, one is now taking a course of study, and the rest are in secondary schools.

In her shop, Mary sells food and refreshments. As a result, she makes 200,000/= ("/=" is the symbol for Ugandan shillings) in profit each month. She has a strong plan too expand her shop to earn more income for her children’s continued education and general upkeep.

She needs a loan to help purchase more stock for her grocery shop. She is 48 years old and divorced. Her hard work has benefited her and her family a lot.

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
  • 134
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,804,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,050.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mary's Group's $4,150 loan helped a member restocking her shop with more products and buying more raw materials for making waragi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 19, 2009
Aug 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010