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Nile Group 1, Lugazi
In this Group: Maine, Florence, Alice, Monica, Betty, Lydia, Safina, Specioza, Swaibu, Kate, Betty, Ruth, Susan*
* not pictured
N. Maine is the leader of her lending group in Jinja. She is a widow with seven children, all still in school, and she also takes care of three more dependants. For the last 12 years, Maine has had a business selling fresh bananas from Njeru trading center. Her major challenge is transporting goods to her stall. She is able to make 100,000 UGX as profits a week and attributes this to acquired trust from her customers and her good customer care skills.

Maine hopes to set up her own banana plantation in order to reap from the sale of her own produce. She also wants to build a house for her children and be able to pay their school fees. Maine is requesting a loan to buy more bananas for resale.

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
  • 240
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,801,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,920.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Nile Group 1, Lugazi's $4,950 loan helped a member to buy more bananas for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 15, 2009
Dec 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010