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Christine's Group
In this Group: Christine, Joan
Christine's group is comprised of 2 hard working women. Christine is 22 years old and lives in the town of Rukoki in the Fortpotal region of Uganda. She is married and has one child. For the past 4 years, Christine has been working hard to manage her small business which sells clothes.

To help expand her business, Christine has requested a loan of 700,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to add more stock into the business and will help Christine to generate greater profits and buy food to feed her family. Christine hopes that in the future she will be able to build a house and buy a car for herself.

Christine 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 Christine's future prospects by helping her to learn life planning skills.

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

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 186
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,346,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,485.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Christine's Group's $500 loan helped a member to add more stock to the business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012