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Total loan: $4,850
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Tusakimu Ltc Group

Uganda
Lugazi, Uganda / Motorcycle Transport

A loan of $4,850 helped a member to purchase better spare parts and tires for his motorcycle.


Tusakimu Ltc Group's story

27-year-old Silivester joined the motorcycle transportation business five years ago. The self-assured and congenial father of two says he joined this business to make some income for himself so that he could provide for his family. Before that, he was mostly involved in odd jobs like working in washing bays around Lugazi town. This business, despite its drawbacks, has enabled quite a number of young Ugandans to make ends meet. Many young people have now extricated themselves out of their narrow circumstances. This business, however, has of recent come under some criticism from firebrand politicians who claim the commercial motorbike riders are the sole cause of traffic jams in the metropolis of Kampala. It’s ironic however, because most rank and file people rely on these motorcycles to beat the frustrating traffic gridlock in towns and cities. Weekly he says his income totals up to Ugandan shillings 100,000 and he says with this Kiva loan he is going to purchase better spare parts and tires for his motorcycle.

In this group: Silivester, Fred, Matiya, Fred, Phionah, Federesi, Fred, Jaliru, Jackson, Godfrey, Patrick, Michael, Solomon, Febiano, Vicent, Yusufu
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Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Disbursed date: July 13, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Pearl Microfinance Limited

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Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Disbursed date: July 13, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Pearl Microfinance Limited