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Joseph is 42 years old and lives in the town of Makindye in the Kampala north region of Uganda. He is married and has three children who are all currently in school.

For the past five years, Joseph has been working hard to manage his metal workshop which deals in welding metals.

To help expand the business, Joseph has requested a loan of 2,500,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more welding machinery and metals. This will help Joseph to generate greater profits and to build rental houses.

Joseph hopes that in the future he will be able to buy plot of land.

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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 161
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,315,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,470.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,025 helped Joseph to buy more welding machinery and metals.
85% repaid
Repayment Term
25 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 13, 2014
Feb 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: