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Dorothy is 47 years old and lives in the town of Kintintale in the Kampala South region of Uganda. She is widowed and has three children, two of whom are currently in school. Dorothy has been working hard to manage her boutique, in which she sews and sells clothes.

To help expand her business, Dorothy has requested a loan of 2,000,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase rolls of material for making clothes and will help Dorothy to generate greater profits and be able to save. Dorothy hopes that in the future she will be able to enlarge her business.

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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 150
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,315,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,650.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Dorothy to purchase rolls of material for making clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013