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Samuel is 50 years old and lives in the town of Kalerwe in the Kampala east region of Uganda. He is married and has one child who is currently in school. For the past 5 years, Samuel has been working hard to manage his stationery shop, which also sells books.

To help expand his business, Samuel has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more books, pens and printing paper for resale and will help Samuel to generate greater profits and cover medical expenses. Samuel hopes that in the future he will be able to expand with various branches of the same business.

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

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
  • 145
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,003,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,510.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Samuel to buy more books, pens and printing paper for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 16, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013