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Biira's Group
In this Group: Biira, Elizabeth
Biira's group is comprised of two hard-working women. Biira is 17 years old and lives in the town of Kasese in the Fortportal region of Uganda. For the past two years, Biira has been working hard to manage her business, which deals in firewood.

To help expand her business, Biira has requested a loan of 400000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to start another business, and also buy more firewood to sell. It will help Biira to generate greater profits and lead to increased returns so she can start another business. Biira hopes that in the future she will be able to buy land.

Biira 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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 106
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,282,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,675.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Biira's Group's $275 loan helped a member to start another business, and also buy more firewood to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 29, 2013
Listed
Feb 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 17, 2013