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Janet N. is 25 years old and lives in the town of Kitintale in the Kampala central region of Uganda. She is married and has one child, who is not currently in school. Janet has a secretarial services business, which she has run for two years. She is also a salary earner.

To help expand her business, Janet has requested a loan of 2,000,000 UGX from Kiva partner, BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase computers for her secretarial business. With the help of her loan from BRAC, Janet hopes to generate greater profits and take care of herself. In the future, she hopes to open a training center offering computer lessons.

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
  • 174
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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 $875 helped Janet to purchase computers for her secretarial business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 14, 2011
Feb 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 18, 2012