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Lydia
Lydia is 38 years old and lives in the town of Kinubi in Hoima region of Uganda. She is married and has 4 children who are all currently in school. For the past 2 years, Lydia has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which in deals in home products.

To help expand her business, Lydia has requested a loan of 3,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more products for the shop, and will help Lydia to generate greater profits, and be able to pay her children's school fees in the long ran. Lydia hopes that in the future she will be able to expand into wholesale.

Lydia is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Lydia 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.

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About Uganda

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 217
    View loans »
    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $29,088,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,515.2
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,200 helped Lydia to buy more products for her shop.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 14, 2013
Listed
Nov 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 21, 2015