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Kweyamba Women's Namawojolo Group
In this Group: Zam, Sadati*, Justine, Mary, Justine, Magret, Steven, Florence, Derusi, Night, Olivia, Daisy, Effrance, Bruno, Haawa*, Rehema*, Cissy, Christine
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39-year-old Zam has been operating her soft drinks business for the past 20 years in Lugazi. The happily married mother of 1 says she began this business with savings from her farm sales business. 20 years have been years of nothing but hard work, sacrifice, determination and perseverance. Without that perseverance she says she would not have achieved that longevity. She says the huge market for soft drinks in her area of operation keeps her business going. Most of her drinks sell highly during the dry seasons, and demand normally subsides during the rainy seasons.

Travelers along the route that leads one from Kampala, Uganda's capital city, to the east side of the country are normally the ones who buy a treat of her drinks. This route has many traveler refreshment stopovers, notably in the area where Zam operates. On the side, Zam also does farming and cattle raising.

She says her gross monthly sales profit totals up to 250,000 Ugandan shillings (~$97), and she says with this Kiva loan she intends to purchase more soft drinks, like sodas and passion fruit juice, to resell.

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
  • 119
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,590.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kweyamba Women's Namawojolo Group's $4,500 loan helped a member to purchase more soft drinks, like sodas and passion fruit juice, to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 13, 2011
Jul 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012