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A. Bwire is 47 years old and lives in the town of Bungokho in the Mbale region of Uganda. He is married and has four children, all of whom are currently in school. A. has a garment shop, which he has run for over ten years.

To help expand his business, A. has requested a loan of 2,000,000 UGX from Kiva partner, BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more clothes for resale. With the help of his loan from BRAC, A. hopes to generate greater profits, pay school fees for his children and provide for basic needs at home. In the future, he hopes to own several more branches of his business so that he generates enough profit to pay school fees for his children up to university.

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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
  • 235
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,030,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,340.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Bwire to purchase more clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 12, 2011
Feb 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 22, 2012