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Mr. M. Martin is a 36-year-old businessman. He owns a grocery shop in the Butare trading centre in Ishaka. Martin has been in the business for over nine years. He is using the loan funds to purchase more items like rice, posho, cooking oil, sugar, and salt in order to expand his shop. He is married, has six children and a side income from his banana plantation.

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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.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 170
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,013,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,035.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Martin to purchase more items like rice, posho, cooking oil, sugar, salt.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2009
Mar 14, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010