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Rehemah is 35 years old and lives in the town of Mbale in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has 5 children who are all currently in school. For the past 4 years, Rehemah has been working hard to manage her stationery business, selling books, pens, and printing paper.

To help expand her business, Rehemah has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more printing paper and books for resale, and will help Rehemah to generate greater profits and expand her business. Rehemah hopes that in the future she will be able to be the best service provider in the community.

Rehemah is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Rehemah 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
  • 136
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,608,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,500.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Rehemah to buy more printing paper and books for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 6, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2013