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Alfred is 48 years old and lives in the town of Kijura in the Hoima region of Uganda. He is married and has no children currently in school. For the past five years, Alfred has been working hard to manage his retail shop, which handles general products.

To help expand his business, Alfred has requested a loan of 3,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used for the expansion of the business by purchasing more items, and will help Alfred to generate greater profits and to increase the family income. Alfred hopes that, in the future, he will be able to own an expanded business with various outlets.

Alfred is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Alfred 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
  • 195
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,515.2
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Alfred to expand the business by purchasing more items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 17, 2013
Nov 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 28, 2015