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Jessica is 45 years old and lives in the town of Kibuli in the Kampala south region of Uganda. She is widowed and has 4 children. All of her children are currently in school. Jessica has a business of paper products, which she has had for 10 years.

To help expand her business, Jessica has requested a loan of 2000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase paper for resale. With the help of the loan from BRAC, Jessica hopes to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her children. In the future, Jessica hopes to expand her business. Jessica is a member of BRAC's small enterprise program, which has helped her prospects for the future by improving her business.

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

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 176
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,013,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,815.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Jessica to purchase paper for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2011
Aug 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012