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Atwagala Development Group
In this Group: Joseph, David, Grace, Sofia, Annet, Mary, Ritah, Christine, Christine, Josephine
Ritah is a member of the Atwagala group located in central Kampala. Ritah is a 28-year-old single mother of two after divorcing from her husband who had married another wife and stopped taking care of Ritah and her children. Her two children are both in school.

Ritah is a farmer practicing piggery in the outskirts of Kampala. She supplements her income with money earned from her side job where she works as support staff. She resorted to farming after finding it hard to feed her family following divorce.

She will use the loan to buy more pigs to increase her piggery project. Her major problem has been money to buy pig feeds given that the pigs eat a lot. She is a hardworking lady very focused on her dreams for a better family.

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
  • 117
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,615.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Atwagala Development Group's $2,300 loan helped a member to buy pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 24, 2014
Aug 12, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2015