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Mathias is 38 years old and lives in the town of Kajjansi in the Kampala west region of Uganda. He is married and has 6 children with 3 of them currently in school. For the past 4 years, Mathias has been working hard to manage his beverages business, which sells sodas and beers.

To help expand his business, Mathias has requested a loan of 2,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used for business expansion into a wholesale shop and will help Mathias to generate greater profits and to bridge the financial gaps in his business. Mathias hopes that in the future he will be able to provide quality products.

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

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
  • 213
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,373,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,572.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Mathias to expand his business into a wholesale shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 14, 2013
Sep 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014