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M. Rashid is a hardworking businessman who is 47 years old and lives in the village of Kyakanda, which is located in Kyotera County in the Rakai district. He is blessed with 12 children, five of whom are in school. He makes a living raising passion fruit on his two-acre plantation, and supplements this income by renting out items from his video library. He has been in these lines of work for more than four years, and is applying for a loan to buy fertilizer and prepare his land for a new crop. He dreams of expanding both his plantation and video-renting business.

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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
  • 94
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,590,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,242.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Rashid to buy fertilizer and prepare his land for a new crop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 18, 2010
Jun 14, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011