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Gaburira Women Group, Ntungamo
In this Group: Monic, Cate, Enid, Betty, Jovia, Harriet, Eunice, Mary, Alice, Damali, Annah *, Geoffrey, Inius, James, Edson, Benon, Joventa*, Ivan, Lauben, Evelyn*
* not pictured
Very ambitious T. Monic, married with six children, ventured into her business selling paraffin (kerosene) in 2007 in Kyempene Trading centre, Ntungamo district. She was introduced into this business by a friend who had researched it and found it to be very profitable. Since most villages in Uganda are not supplied with electricity, people use pressure lamps and cooking stoves, both requiring paraffin to be put to use.

Monica earns a profit of 105,000 shillings on a weekly basis and, with this loan, her mission is to expand her business by investing in paraffin pumps. These will replace the plastic tanks she has been using which are more risky as she keeps them in her living room.

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
  • 128
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,817,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,143.8
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Gaburira Women Group, Ntungamo's $3,250 loan helped a member to purchase a fuel tank and pumps to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2010
May 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2010