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Kyamazima Twimuke Group
In this Group: John*, Amosi, Wilson, Joseph, John, Atanazio, Thomas
* not pictured
John is a 62-year-old married man with nine children. He lives in his own permanent house in Fort Portal, Uganda. He is raising his hand in the photograph above. John operates a charcoal store – a business he has carried out for the last 34 years. His major challenge has been ever increasing rent and transport costs. His dream is to diversify and deal in other energy sources such as solar systems. John is requesting this loan to buy sacks of charcoal for resale.

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
  • 237
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,789,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,765.1
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kyamazima Twimuke Group's $1,475 loan helped a member to buy sacks of charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2011
Sep 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012