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Lydia lives in the town of Kalerwe, in the Kampala East region of Uganda. She is married and has 2 children, 1 of them currently in school. For the past 3 years, Lydia has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells household goods like soap and sugar.

To help expand her business, Lydia has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more goods like eggs and bread to sell in her shop. This will help Lydia to generate greater profits and improve her customer base. Lydia hopes that, in the future, she will be able to grow her business enough so that she can send her kids to school.

Lydia is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Lydia 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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 159
    View loans »
    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,708,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,487.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Lydia to buy more goods like eggs and bread to sell in her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 16, 2012
Jul 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 21, 2013