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Tweyambe Women's Group-Jinja
In this Group: Oliver, Joyce, Rose, Lydia, Rebecca, Safinah, Justine, Jesca*, Aidah, Prossy, Mike*, William, Paul, Prossy
* not pictured
It was after she got apprentice training at a local institution that 38-year-old K. Oliver nurtured the idea of starting her now four-and-a-half-year-old tailoring business. She combines this business with second hand clothing sales, all in Napier market in Jinja. Oliver’s group is called Tweyambe Women’s group.

She is happily married with three kids. Before she even thought of beginning these businesses she was more into milk selling, given that she had a cow at home. It’s a business she still operates though at a lower level. On a weekly basis her business generates her about $40.

With her portion of this loan Oliver says she is going to purchase a new sewing machine and also buy more second hand clothing 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
  • 131
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,240.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tweyambe Women's Group-Jinja's $3,050 loan helped a member the purchase of a new sewing machine and also the purchase of more second hand clothing for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 23, 2010
Oct 2, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011