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Jinja Agency Women's Group
In this Group: Rashidah, Hasifah, George, Mutesi, Dauda, Sula, Amina, Joshua, Barbara, Peter, Joseph, Margaret, Monica, Margaret, Aisha, Sarah
K. Rashidah, the Chairperson for Jinja Agency Lending group, is an exception. She is a “hawker” and sells new clothes for young girls without a fixed location, but walks around busy markets and taxi parks carrying and selling them, a job she has done for 6 years. She is 50 years and married with 7 children, as she caters for 2 stepchildren and 4 grandies. Rashidah says life is good now, compared to when she was trading in used clothing, and she has been able to buy a fridge with the previous loan, stocked it with soda, and placed it in a friend’s shop.

With her portion of the group loan, she plans to buy more new girls’ clothing to sell, which she buys from Kampala, the capital city, as well as stock the fridge with more soda, beer and juice. She is really business oriented and respected as the group leader, and she has a 6 years’ experience with loans. Her dream is to be able to rent a store as her shop because moving around is not an easy job now that she is growing old.

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
  • 135
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,804,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,672.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Jinja Agency Women's Group's $4,975 loan helped a member kayingo Rashidah plans to buy more new girls’ clothing to sell, as well as stock the fridge with more soda, beer and juice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 30, 2008
Jul 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 16, 2008