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Joan
Joan is 22 years old and lives in the town of Nakifuma in the Mukono region of Uganda. She is single and has no children. For the past three years, Joan has been working hard to manage her food stall business, where she sells raw food.

To help expand her business, Joan has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy cassava, potatoes, and bananas, and will help Joan to generate greater profits and increase her business size. Joan hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land for her business.

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More information about this loan

This loan is part of BRAC Uganda's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program geared toward helping young women realize their full potential. The comprehensive curriculum of the ELA program includes training in life skills and the creation of adolescent clubs for ELA participants to discuss social issues and play games. Older ELA members are offered training in specific income-generating activities and can receive microfinance loans to support their enterprises. The ELA program has expanded rapidly since the beginning of 2008. Today, there are over 1,000 adolescent clubs reaching more than 40,000 young women across Uganda.

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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  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 269
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $29,237,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,518.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $250 helped Joan buy cassava, potatoes, and bananas.
98% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 15, 2014
Listed
May 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 31, 2015