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Betty is 46 years old and lives in the town of Mityana in the Mubende region of Uganda. She is widowed and has three children; one of them is currently in school. For the past 10 years, Betty has been working hard to manage her stationary shop, which sells books and has a photocopy machine.

To help expand her business, Betty has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more stationary materials, and will help Betty to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her children. Betty hopes that in the future, she will be able to own another branch of the same business.

Betty is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small-scale entrepreneurs like Betty 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
  • 2,305.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Betty to buy more stationary materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2012
Feb 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 16, 2013