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Johnson, 28 years old and living in the town of Pallisa in the Iganga region of Uganda, is married and has four children, two of whom are currently in school. For the past five years, Johnson has been working hard to manage his small shop, which sells plastic items.

To help expand his business, Johnson has requested a loan of 2500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda to buy more plastic buckets, plates, etc. to resell. This will help Johnson generate greater profits and pay school fees for his children. In the future he hopes to open up a wholesale shop.

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

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
  • 145
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,003,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,699.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Johnson to buy more plastic buckets, plates, etc. to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2012
Dec 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013