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Mabira Development Group
In this Group: Muwanga, Fazira, Fred, Robinah, Lukia, Margaret, Madinah, Gertrude, Doreen, George, Ismail, Esther, Hawa, Prossy, Christine, Ben, Margaret
Muwanga N. is the chairperson of Mabira Development Group, a group that has been together for 10 years. She has a retail shop business selling soda, juice and mineral water in Najjembe, located in the middle of Mabira forest on the Kampala - Jinja road. It is also a common place for selling roasted meat, chicken, yellow bananas and gonja to passengers in moving vehicles. She employs a total of five boys and girls to do the running around with cold water and juice to passengers in the stopping vehicles. The profits they make are shared with her as their daily wage; meaning the more they sell, the more they earn. Muwanga is a married woman with eight children of whom four are still in school. She takes care of one of her sick sister’s children, paying for school fees in a boarding section, plus one grandchild not yet in school.

Muwanga needs a loan to buy more soda, mineral water and juice for her shop. Her dream is to own a much bigger shop with more soda, mineral water and juice plus other goods like sugar, tea leaves and other foodstuffs to accompany her drinks.

Muwanga will share this loan with the members of her group. The group is really thankful to Kiva for giving them this opportunity.

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
  • 178
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,667,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,625.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mabira Development Group's $5,000 loan helped a member to buy more soda, mineral water and juice for her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 8, 2008
Jul 6, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2009