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Hamson is 26 years old and lives in the town of Mbarara in Uganda. He is married and has one child. For the past 3 years, Hamson has been working hard to manage his grocery, which sells pasho, rice, sugar, eggs and soda.

To help expand his business, Hamson has requested a loan of 3000000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy a fridge, rice, sugar and Pampers, and will help Hamson generate greater profits and increase his family's standard of living. Hamson hopes that in the future he will be able to expand his grocery and have a wholesale business.

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

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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
  • 198
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,028,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,487.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Hamson to buy a fridge, rice, sugar and Pampers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 9, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 24, 2013