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Butenga Parents Group
In this Group: Magret, Rose, Harriet, Teopista, Stella, Rosemary
Harriet is a widow with four children, all in secondary school, in addition to a dependant who is an orphan. She is 35 years old and lives in Kikunyu Zone, Mpigi District, running a grocery. She earns her income from the grocery and farming, which she uses to take care of her family's needs and to pay school fees for her children. Harriet’s major challenges are changes in market prices, competition and diseases that affect the crops.

Harriet intends to use the borrowed money to rent a piece of land on which she will grow onions to sell to increase her income. Her customers mainly include the local community and passersby. Despite the challenges, Harriet envisions a bright future through agriculture. Her dream is to build a decent house for her family and some rentals that will fetch income when her children join university.

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.

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About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 121
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,830,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,580.8
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Butenga Parents Group's $775 loan helped a member to rent a piece of land to grow onions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2012
Oct 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014