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Olivia
Olivia is 23 years old, and lives in the town of Lugazi in the Mukono region of Uganda. She is married and has one child, who is currently in school. For the past 3 years, Olivia has been working hard to manage her salon, which does hair dressing.

To help expand her business, Olivia has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more cosmetics, such as body lotions and hair excitations (hair extentions or hair relaxers). This will help Olivia generate greater profits, and support her family with basic needs like buying food and clothing.

Olivia hopes that in the future she will be able to build a commercial house.

Olivia is a member of BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program. In addition to microfinance loans, the program provides both a safe place for young Ugandan women to take part in group activities, and a forum for life-skills training.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of BRAC Uganda's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program geared toward helping young women realize their full potential. The comprehensive curriculum of the ELA program includes training in life skills and the creation of adolescent clubs for ELA participants to discuss social issues and play games. Older ELA members are offered training in specific income-generating activities and can receive microfinance loans to support their enterprises. The ELA program has expanded rapidly since the beginning of 2008. Today, there are over 1,000 adolescent clubs reaching more than 40,000 young women across Uganda.

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
  • 307
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $30,664,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,507.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Olivia to purchase more cosmetics, like body lotions and hair excitations (hair relaxers, or hair extensions), for her salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 27, 2012
Listed
Sep 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 24, 2013