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Kyagalanyi Masajja Development Group, Kampala
In this Group: Florence, Getrude, Sarah, Elias, Sarah, Jane, Hamis, Betyi, Annet, Margaret, Rehema, Sarah, Getrade, Annet, Olivia, Justine, Godfrey*, Elias*, Teddy*
* not pictured
Self-assured and hardworking, 30-year-old N. Florence has, for the last eight years, sold bananas and charcoal in Masajja, Kampala, to earn a livelihood. Out of her narrow circumstances as a housewife evolved the idea to start up her own business.

This married mother of four has educated all her children with earnings from this business. Her business generates her profits in the range of 100 to 120 thousand shillings a week. She also ekes out additional profits operating a local commercial motorcycle business.

With this loan, Florence wants to buy more bananas and charcoal that she can later sell to her customers. She also wants to buy another commercial motorcycle or boda-boda as they are known here. Florence hopes to be the leading supplier of foodstuffs in the area.

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
  • 119
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,274.6
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kyagalanyi Masajja Development Group, Kampala's $3,925 loan helped a member to purchase more yellow bananas and, later, another commercial motorcycle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 5, 2010
May 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010