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Bwenda Bakyara Twimukye. Ibanda Group
In this Group: Simon, Christopher, Alex, Laurent, Lasious, Fred*, Mariagoret, Irene, Thereza, Betty, Edith
* not pictured
Hard working and die hard agriculturalist Simon B., aged 46, has been maintaining a banana plantation, a coffee plantation and cereal crop growing for more than 16 years in his home area of Bwenda, Ibanda. This fetches him 160,000 Ugandan shillings per month from banana sales though not enough to sustain his family of 4 children. Some of his children are still students at different institutions of learning.

Simon has persevered to keep the enterprise growing and his aim for making this loan is to enable him to buy mulch and manure for his plantations. He e plans to transport his products to bigger markets. This loan will help him increase his productivity and also earn more revenue to be able to live a more sustaining life. He inherited this business from his parents. He is such a devoted man that has keep the business going for all this while.

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
  • 122
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,819,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,255.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Bwenda Bakyara Twimukye. Ibanda Group's $1,525 loan helped a member buying mulch and manure for the banana plantation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 6, 2010
Aug 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011