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James W. is 36 years old and lives in the town of Nansana in the Kampala central region of Uganda. He is married and has five children. Three of his children are currently in school. James has a business of a bar, which he has had for less than one year. He also has a second business of a clinic.

To help expand his business, James has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more sodas and beer for resale. With the help of the loan from BRAC, James hopes to generate greater profits and pay school fees for his children. In the future, James hopes to expand his business by opening up another branch of the clinic.

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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
  • 130
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,813,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,385.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped James to purchase more sodas and beer for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 20, 2012