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Lydia N. is 20 years old and lives in the town of Mukono in the Mukono region of Uganda. She is single with no children. Lydia has had a tailoring business for the past two years. She sells clothes.

To help expand her business, Lydia has requested a loan of 200,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase materials like fabric. With the help of the loan from BRAC, Lydia hopes to generate greater profits and pay school fees. In the future, Lydia hopes to complete her university degree. Lydia is a member of BRAC’s Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program, which has helped her prospects for the future by improving on her business.

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About BRAC Uganda

This loan is administered by BRAC Uganda, a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) in Uganda that is also a part of the BRAC international network. BRAC Uganda attempts to address poverty through a holistic model, offering programs in education, health, water & sanitation, agriculture, and microfinance. BRAC Uganda’s microfinance program aims to provide the poor with easy, reliable, and efficient access to institutional financial services, and reaches over 150,000 families in Uganda. For more on BRAC Uganda, please see our partner page, and join our lending team, Friends of BRAC Uganda.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 197
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,276.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $100 helped Lydia to purchase fabric and other materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 15, 2010
Oct 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 21, 2011