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Stella is 25 years old and lives in the town of Nyendo in the Masaka region of Uganda. She is single and has no children. Stella has a small retail shop that sells soap and sugar, which she has had for five years.

To help expand her business, Stella has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase essential commodities like soap, sugar and cooking oil for resale. With the help of the loan from BRAC, Stella hopes to generate greater profits and buy new clothes for herself. In the future, Stella hopes to expand her business. Stella is a member of BRAC’s small enterprise (SEP) program, which has helped her prospects for the future by improving 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
  • 173
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,003,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,760.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Stella to purchase essential commodities like soap, sugar and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 14, 2011
Aug 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012