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Catherine N. is 28 years old and lives in the town of Natete in the Kampala central region of Uganda. She is single and has three children. Two of her children are currently in school. Catherine has a beauty salon, which she has had for two years. She also has a second business: rental houses.

To help expand her business, Catherine has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase oil and braids for the hair for resale. With the help of the loan from BRAC, Catherine hopes to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her children. In the future, Catherine hopes to expand 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
  • 287
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,047,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,375.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Catherine to purchase oil and braids for the hair for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 23, 2011
Apr 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 22, 2012