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Fred is 43 years old and lives in the town of Zana in the Kampala Central region of Uganda. He is married and has seven children. Six of his children are currently in school. Fred has a furniture business that makes beds, which he has had for 10 years.

To help expand his business, Fred has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase lumber for making beds for resale. With the help of the loan from BRAC, Fred hopes to generate greater profits and pay school fees for his children.

In the future, Fred hopes to expand his business. Fred is a member of Small Enterprise (SEP) Program, which has helped his prospects for the future by improving his standard of living.

Additional Information

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
  • 132
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,608,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,600.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Fred to purchase lumber for making beds for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 14, 2011
Jul 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012