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Irene is 46 years old and lives in the town of Bunghoko in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has four children with three of them currently in school. For the past four years, Irene has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells sugar and soap.

To help expand her business, Irene has requested a loan of 2,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more essential commodities like sugar for resale. It will help Irene to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her children. Irene hopes that in the future, she will be able to expand her business.

Irene is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Irene 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
  • 175
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,013,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,310.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Irene to buy more essential commodities like sugar to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 14, 2012
Mar 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013