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Jessica
Jessica is 41 years old and lives in the town of Luwero in the Luweero region of Uganda. She is married and has 5 children; 2 are currently in school. For the past 7 years, Jessica has been working hard to manage her small boutique, which sells clothes and beauty supplies.

To help expand her business, Jessica has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase a roll of second-hand clothes, and will help Jessica to generate greater profits and improve the standards of living for her family. Jessica hopes that in the future she will be able to continue to grow her business.

Jessica is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Jessica who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown too large for microloans.

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
  • 270
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $30,713,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,850.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Jessica to purchase a roll of second-hand clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 13, 2011
Listed
Oct 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 15, 2012