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Mary's Group
In this Group: Mary, Aisha, Getrude, Hadija, Harriet
Mary's group is comprised of five hard-working women. Mary is 20 years old and lives in the town of Natete in the Kampala North region of Uganda. She is single and has one child. For the past three years, Mary has been working hard to manage her health clinic, which sells medicine.

To help expand her business, Mary has requested a loan of 200,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more medicine for resale, which will help Mary to generate greater profits. She intends to use those profits to buy new clothes for herself. Mary hopes that in the future she will be able to build a new house.

Mary is a member of BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program. In addition to microfinance loans, the program provides both a safe place for young Ugandan women to take part in group activities, and a forum for life-skills training. The ELA program has increased Mary's future prospects by helping her to learn new games like netball.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Uganda

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 162
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,315,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,575.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mary's Group's $400 loan helped a member to buy more medicine for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012