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Edith is 38 years old and lives in the town of Kalerwe, in the Kampala east region of Uganda. She is married and has three children, all of whom are currently in school. For the past ten years, Edith has run a business selling charcoal. She is a member of BRAC’s small enterprise (SEP) program, which has helped her prospects for the future by improving her business.

Edith is requesting a 1,500,000 UGX loan from BRAC Uganda to purchase charcoal to resell. With the help of her loan, she hopes to generate greater profits and buy food for her family. In the future, Edith hopes to buy a forest of her own so that she can supply her own charcoal.

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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
  • 195
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,730.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD