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Mary is 31 years old and lives in the town of Najera in Uganda. She is married and has three children, with two of them currently in school. Mary has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells milk and bread.

To help expand her business, Mary has requested a loan from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to increase stock in the business with items such as packed juice, sugar and soap for resale, and will help Mary to generate greater profits and have a better source of income. Mary hopes that in the future, she will be able to open a wholesale shop.

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

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 214
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,028,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,650.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Mary to increase stock in the business with items such as packed juice, ugar and soap for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2012
Nov 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013