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Kafundezi Basubuuzi Twegatte Group
In this Group: Joseph, Evarest, Paul, Steven, Emmanuel, Bosco, Joan, Rehema, Kennedy, Sanyu, Akim, Nicolas, Rajab
23-year-old Joseph has been in the food sales business in Mubende for 3 years now. He mostly deals in bananas in the food markets in that district. Joseph is single with no kids and he says he was inspired by his friend to try his hand at this business.

The decision he took to begin this source of livelihood has in many ways made him proud. Joseph says living by his wits was a proposition that he dreaded. Before, he was before engaged in a small farming business but it did not help that much as most of the food he was growing was harvested for home consumption.

Monthly he says this business generates shillings 300,000 as profit and he says with this loan, he is going to purchase more foods like sweet potatoes, rice, maize, etc. which he says sell at higher prices on the local market. In the group photo, Joseph is the one with the raised hand.

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
  • 130
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,804,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,385.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kafundezi Basubuuzi Twegatte Group's $3,325 loan helped a member to purchase more foods such as sweet potatoes, rice, maize, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 28, 2011
Jun 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 6, 2012