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Margret N. is 47 years old and lives in the town of Njeru in the Jinja region of Uganda. She is married and has six children, none of whom are currently in school. Margret has a small shop, which she has run for less than one year. Margret enjoys sitting in her shop.

To help expand her business, Margret has requested a loan of 2,500,000 UGX from Kiva partner, BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase sugar and soap for resale. With the help of her loan from BRAC, Margret hopes to generate greater profits and buy food. In the future, she hopes to expand her business further.

Additional Information

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
  • 175
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,013,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,315.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Margret to purchase sugar and soap for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2011
Jan 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012