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Teopista is 29 years old and lives in the town of Kibuli in Uganda. She is married and has four children, two of whom are currently in school. For the past five years, Teopista has been working hard to manage her grocery store, which sells fish, tomatoes, and onions.

To help expand her business, Teopista has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more fish and produce for resale, and it will help Teopista to generate greater profits and improve her family's welfare. Teopista hopes that in the future she will be able to start another business.

Teopista is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Teopista 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
  • 121
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,830,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,565.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Teopista to buy more fish and produce for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2011
Dec 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012