Check out other loans that are currently fundraising!

Update on Mastula

Mastulla is 49 years old and lives in the town of Kitintale in the Kampala South region of Uganda. She is widowed and has two children. For the past 4 years, Mastulla has been working hard to manage her salon, which works on women and men's hair with a video library that rents out video tapes and cds.

To help expand her business into a big unisex salon, Mastulla has requested a loan of 2,000,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy a dryer,a steamer and video tapes for renting out to her customers and will help Mastulla to generate greater profits and increase her daily sales. Mastulla hopes that in the future she will be able to own a unisex salon.

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

Previous Loan Details

Mastula is 48 years old and lives in the town of Kitintale in the Kampala South region of Uganda. She is widowed and has 2 children. For the past 3 years, Mastula has been working hard to manage her salon, which does hairdressing for local women. To help expand her business, Mastula has reque... More from Mastula's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 176
    View loans »
    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,013,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,650.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Mastula to purchase a dryer and a steamer for her salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2012
Nov 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Mastula. It was first posted on Kiva on Nov, 2011. Learn More