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Sarah is 38 years old and lives in the town of Kinubi, in the Gulu region of Uganda. She is married and has 3 children. All of her children are currently in school. Sarah has a business of selling produce, like maize flour and beans, which she has had for 2 years.

To help expand her business, Sarah has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase maize and beans for resale. With the help of the loan from BRAC, Sarah hopes to generate greater profits and to buy food for her family. In the future, Sarah hopes to expand her business. Sarah is a member of BRAC’s Small Enterprise (SEP) Program, which has helped her prospects for the future by improving in her capital.

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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
  • 116
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,595.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Sarah to purchase maize and beans for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012