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Barbra's Group
In this Group: Barbra, Hariet, Niru
Barbra's Group is comprised of three, hard-working women. Barbra is 19 years old and lives in the town of Bunghokho, in the Mbale region of Uganda. For the past two years, Barbra has been working hard to manage her retail shop, where she sells maize flour, sugar, soap, and drinks.

To help expand her business, Barbra has requested a loan of UGX 600,000 (Ugandan Shillings) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more essential commodities for resale, like milk, bread, sugar, and soap, and will help Barbra to generate greater profits and pay her school fees. Barbra hopes that, in the future, she will be able to build a permanent house for her children.

Barbra is a member of BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program. In addition to microfinance loans, the program provides both 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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 313
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $30,637,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,669.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Barbra's Group's $575 loan helped a member to buy more essential commodities for resale, like milk, bread, sugar, and soap.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 17, 2013
Listed
Feb 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 23, 2013