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Suzan is 35 years old and lives in the town of Mukono in the Mukono region of Uganda. She is single and has three children who are all currently in school. For the past 10 years, Suzan has been working hard to manage her salon, which sells hair products.

To help expand her business, Suzan has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more hair extensions and hair treatments that can work on all types of hair, and will help Suzan to generate greater profits and increase her stock. Suzan hopes that in the future, she will be able to have a big business.

Suzan is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Suzan 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
  • 193
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,346,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,592.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Suzan to buy more hair extensions and hair treatments that can work on all types of hair.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2012
Oct 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 23, 2013