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Jonathan is 29 years old and lives in the town of Kamuli, in the Jinja region of Uganda. He is married and has one child. For the past two years, Jonathan has been working hard to manage his hotel and bar, which provides accomodation and drinks for local travellers.

To help expand his business, Jonathan has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more crates of beer, and will help Jonathan to generate greater profits and improve the quality of life for his family. Jonathan hopes that in the future he will be able to build commercial housing.

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

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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
  • 147
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,003,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,715.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD