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Sulaiman is 54 years old and lives in the town of Lyantonde in the Mbarara region of Uganda. He is married and has fuve children and three of them are currently in school. For the past 10 years, Sulaiman has been working hard to manage his retail and dairy shop, which sells milk and other food stuffs.

To help expand his business, Sulaiman has requested a loan of 2000000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more plates, jugs, soap, sugar, fruits and cooking oil, and will help Sulaiman to generate greater profits and expand the business because he can now open up a supermarket. Sulaiman hopes that in the future he will be able to establish the supermarket in the area and expand his dairy farming.

Sulaiman is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Sulaiman 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
  • 121
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,487.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Sulaiman buy more plates, jugs, soap, sugar, fruits and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 9, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 24, 2013