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Esther is 38 years old and lives in the town of Makindye in the Kampala South region of Uganda. She is single and has 3 children with 2 of them currently in school. For the past 2 years, Esther has been working hard to manage her restaurant, where she makes traditional Ugandan cuisine.

To help expand her business, Esther has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy saucepans and tables, and will help Esther to generate greater profits and increase the amount of food she can make. Esther hopes that in the future she will be able to open up a bigger restaurant.

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

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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
  • 147
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,003,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,487.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD