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Samuel is 41 years old and lives in the town of Kumi in the Mbale region of Uganda. He is married and has one child who is currently in school. For the past five years, Samuel has been working hard to manage his service shop, in which he does repairs on motorcycles, sells spare parts and charges batteries.

To help expand his business, Samuel has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more spare parts and power inverters to help with charging batteries. The loan will help Samuel to generate greater profits and improve his family's welfare. Samuel hopes that in the future he will be able to begin preparing for old age and to finish paying the tuition for his child's school fees.

Samuel is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves entrepreneurs like Samuel with small business who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown too large for microloans.

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
  • 83
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,571,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,715.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Samuel to buy more spare parts and power inverters to help with charging batteries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 12, 2011
Oct 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012