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Jackline
Jackline is 22 years old and lives in the town of Mukono in the Mukono region of Uganda. She is single and has one child who is currently in school. For the past three years, she has been working hard to manage her restaurant, where she earns a living by selling cooked food. To help expand her business, she is requesting a loan for 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. She will use the loan to buy more food, including plantain, rice and beans as well as chairs and some tables. She hopes that these items will help her earn a larger income, which will allow her to pay for her child's education. Her goal for the future is to expand her business into a big hotel. Jackline is a member of BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program. In addition to making microfinance loans, the program provides 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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 105
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,637,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,695.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Jackline to buy more food for a restaurant as well as additional chairs and tables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 14, 2012
Listed
Nov 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 24, 2013