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Dorothy is 40 years old and lives in the town of Mpigi in Kampala north region of Uganda. She is married and has six children, two of them are currently in school. For the past 13 years, Dorothy has been working hard to manage her bar, which sells drinks like soda and beer.

To help expand her business, Dorothy has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more essentials like soda and beer for resale and will help her to generate greater profit and pay for some basic needs like food for her family. Dorothy hopes that in the future she will be able to increase profits.

Dorothy is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Dorothy 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
  • 205
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,762,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,475.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Dorothy to buy more essentials like soda and beer for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2012
May 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 21, 2013