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Okitella is 33 years old and lives in the town of Tororo in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has 3 children who are all currently in school. For the past 10 years, Okitella has been working hard to manage her small business, which sells produce.

To help expand her business, Okitella has requested a loan of 3,000,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more produce for resale, and will help Okitella to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her children. Okitella hopes that in the future she will be able to expand her business.

Okitella is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Okitella 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
  • 116
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,365.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,275 helped Okitella to buy more produce for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2012
Feb 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013