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Rose's Group
In this Group: Rose, Sefoloza, Teopista, Nakalema, Teopista
Rose’s group consists of five married women who on average are 35 years old, have four children, live in the same village, and are friends. All group members rear local chickens and pigs. They also grow food crops. Rose’s group members attained training on better pig rearing skills and they all belong to YICE self-help women groups in Mirembe village.

Rose (second from right) is the group leader and is 39 years old. She is married with four children, all of who attend school. Rose has been rearing pigs for the last two years, but she confessed that her pigs had a slow growth rate and she always lost them to disease and parasites.

After acquiring skills on better pig rearing practices, Rose plans to expand her project and buy an exotic male pig as a step towards rearing exotic, fast-growing pigs.

She is therefore applying for this loan to buy an exotic pig, feed, and medicine.

Rose has a dream of establishing a big piggery business and buying cows to produce milk for her children and family.

Additional Information

About Youth Initiative for Community Empowernment

Youth Initiative for Community Empowerment is a registered women and youth empowerment initiative in Central Uganda. Aiming to empower vulnerable women and young people both economically and socially, it provides training in agricultural business development and health topics. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to support training programs for vulnerable women, including single mothers and out-of-school girls, and to help them start their own farming businesses.

Youth Initiative for Community Empowerment (YICE) joined Kiva through our Experimental Partnership Program, and has therefore received a lighter level of due diligence. Accordingly, loans associated with this partner carry a higher level of risk than typical Kiva loans.

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
  • 128
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,817,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,650.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Rose's Group's $350 loan helped a member to buy exotic pigs, feed, and medicine for piggery businesses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 1, 2013
Feb 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 4, 2014