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Sawuga is 45 years old and lives in the town of Mpigi in the Kampala North region of Uganda. She is married and has 10 children, 1 of them currently in school. For the past 5 years, Sawuga has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells general home use items and clothing.

To help expand her business, Sawuga has requested a loan of 2,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more inputs like toilet paper and clothing to sell in her business. This will help Sawuga to generate greater profits and expand her business through increased supplies. Sawuga hopes that, in the future, she will be able to increase her customer base.

Sawuga is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Sawuga who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown too large for microloans.

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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
  • 118
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,475.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Sawuga buy more inputs like toilet paper and clothing to sell in her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 12, 2012
Jul 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013