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Jesca is 38 years old and lives in the town of Soroti in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has six children, who are all currently in school. For the past five years, Jesca has been working hard to manage her wholesale and retail shop, which sells sugar, soap and salt.

To help expand her business, Jesca has requested a loan of 3,000,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more essential items for the shop to sell, and will help Jesca to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her children. She hopes that in the future she will be able to increase the business.

Jesca is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Jesca 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
  • 207
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,430,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,530.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Jesca to purchase for more essential items for the shop to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 19, 2013
Oct 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014