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Arise Club Group
In this Group: John, Abdul, John, Francis, Gerald, Monday, Edward, Resty, Mustafa, Anthony
John is 28 years old and has been in the motorcycle transportation business in Mpigi for seven years. The good-humored father of two is a go-getter who knows the only way to get enough to survive is to work hard and put in long hours, sometimes burning the midnight oil. Mpigi is not so busy a town and it’s small. This means John has to strain every nerve to make ends meet most of the time. Most people are poor and cannot afford even basic commodities. It becomes difficult, therefore, to get clients who are willing to part with the modest money they have.

This is not a business for the faint-hearted and John knows it. It is not in his nature, however, to sulk nor is he predisposed to depression. He has to provide for his family and handle his other responsibilities. He therefore has no choice but to work hard. John also does some modest commercial farming at his small village farm. He grows bananas, cassava, maize and beans. His weekly business sales profits total 70,000 Shillings. John says he will use his Kiva loan to purchase better spare parts for his motorcycle and also maize and bean seeds to plant.

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
  • 116
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,585.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Arise Club Group's $2,375 loan helped a member to purchase better spare parts for his motorcycle and also maize and bean seeds to plant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 2, 2012