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John
John is 27 years old and lives in the town of Kinubi in the Gulu region of Uganda. He is single and has no children. John has a small retail shop that sells electrical items, which he has had for three years.

To help expand his business, John has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase electrical items for resale. With the help of the loan from BRAC, John hopes to generate greater profits and buy new clothes for himself. In the future, John hopes to open up the same business in another area. John is a member of BRAC’s Small Enterprise (SEP) Program, which has helped his prospects for the future by improving his standard of living.

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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 322
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $29,688,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,595.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped John to purchase electrical items for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 12, 2011
Listed
Jul 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Feb 18, 2012