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Mary is 31 years old and lives in the town of Luwero in the Luwero region of Uganda. She is married and has five children, with three of them currently in school. For the past six years, Mary has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells sugar and soap.

To help expand her business, Mary has requested a loan of 2,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more essential commodities like milk, bread, sugar, and soap for resale, and will help Mary to generate greater profits and improve her standard of living. Mary hopes that in the future she will be able to stock more items for her clients.

Mary is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Mary 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
  • 192
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,470.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Mary to buy more essential commodities like milk, bread, sugar, and soap for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2012
Jun 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2013