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Fatuma is 43 years old and lives in the town of Bugembe in the Jinja region of Uganda. She is widowed and has six children, four of whom are currently in school. For the past five years, Fatuma has been working hard to manage her business, in which she sells maize and produce.

To help expand her business, Fatuma has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more bags of maize, and will help Fatuma to generate greater profits and transition into selling wholesale. Fatuma hopes that in the future she will be able to open other wholesale businesses.

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

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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
  • 114
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,603,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,715.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Fatuma to buy more bags of maize.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2011
Oct 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012