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Lake Side Women's Group
In this Group: Jovans*, Agnes*, Peter*, Mary, Ronald, Evelyn, Ijildos, Muhammed, Gift, Harriet, Abu, David, Anna, David, Fredian, Sarah, Petero
* not pictured
The group is located in the outskirts of Kampala near the shores of Lake Victoria. Usually people that live along lake shores are faced with poverty and poor sanitation and generally are at risk of catching several diseases. However, Muhammed, in conjunction with the local area leader, mobilized and sensitized the residents, so that with the help of loans from UGAFODE, those challenges can be overcome.

With the loan, Muhammed believes he will be able to buy fresh fish directly from the fishermen. This will save him the cost of buying from third parties who inflate the prices. This will boost his income, and he will be able to provide enough food for his family and send his four children to better schools, as well as meet the other needs of his family comfortably.

Muhammed is pictured at the back in front of the door. He feels a great achievement, having mobilized his community members a step away from poverty.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of UGAFODE's program for clients who live in isolated rural areas with limited access to financial services. Uniquely, UGAFODE focuses its efforts on agricultural areas in Uganda that are over 50 km from their branches, providing loans to both groups and individual borrowers. The organization believes that the risk of offering services to remote clients is outweighed by the benefits to customers and their often underserved communities.

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
  • 93
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,590,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,686.4
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Lake Side Women's Group's $3,575 loan helped a member to buy fish for selling.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 15, 2012
Dec 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014