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Margaret is 35 years old and lives in the town of Masaka in the Masaka region of Uganda. She is married and has one child who is currently in school. For the past two years, Margaret has been working hard to manage her shop, which sells fresh juice.

To help expand her business, Margaret has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase fruit to make juice, and will help Margaret to generate greater profits and increase the income level of the family. Margaret hopes that in the future she will be able to have a variety of goods.

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

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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
  • 193
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,346,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,650.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD