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Robert is 48 years old and lives in the town of Bugiri in the Iganga region of Uganda. He is widowed and has four children, with three of them currently in school. For the past two years, Robert has been working hard to manage his grocery, which sells sugar, rice, maize flour and soap.

To help expand his business, Robert has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more food goods like beans and rice to refill the shop, and will help Robert to generate greater profits and educate his children well. Robert hopes that, in the future, he will be able to shift from retail to wholesale.

Robert is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small-scale entrepreneurs like Robert 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
  • 120
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,851,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,535.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Robert to buy more food goods like beans and rice to refill the shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2012
Oct 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 24, 2013