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Burema Women's Group-Kihihi
In this Group: Ellias, Medius, Annah, Johnson, Catherine, Rauben, Getu, Edith, Jacenta, Rossette, Faith, Gloria, Marry, Fredrick, Annah, Jovia, Julius, Generous
32-year-old B. Ellias is affiliated with Burema Women's group-Kihihi. He has been doing tailoring for the past two years in Kihihi Town. Ellias who is happily married with two kids says he got apprentice training on how to sew clothes from a tailoring school in Mbarara which is a neighboring town. He says the skills he learnt had to be put into practice and at length he established his own tailoring business.

Before all this, Ellias was tending to his farming gardens from which he harvested crops that he used to resell later. He still maintains his farming source of livelihood, saying he is able to supplement with profits from his tailoring business the little he gets from selling his crops. Weekly this business generates shillings 80,000. He says with this loan, he is going to purchase textiles for making clothing. He says he will be able to make more clothes to resell once he buys the textiles.

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
  • 82
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,571,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,405.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Burema Women's Group-Kihihi's $3,250 loan helped a member to purchase more cloth to make clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 1, 2011
Mar 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 1, 2011