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Najjembe Group 2, Lugazi
In this Group: Teddy, Monica, Harriet, Zayina, Sawuya, Irene, Milly, Aidah, Hajara, Francis, Mwajuma, Maine, Shakira*, Mary*
* not pictured
N. Teddy is the leader of her lending group in Lugazi. She is a widow with six children, three of whom attend University and three of whom have completed their studies and have their own families. Teddy has a restaurant in Najjembe that she has been running for a long time; she has been able to win many clients because of her experienced cooking and good customer care. Her customers are primarily traders in the Najjembe market and truck drivers who stop to rest in the area. Teddy usually buys her foodstuff in large quantities at a low cost, and she would like to stock more foodstuff for her restaurant.

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
  • 132
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,805,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,912.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Najjembe Group 2, Lugazi's $3,125 loan helped a member to buy more foodstuff for her restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2009
Dec 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010