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Laboin, a 26-year- married father of one, lives in the town of Ntungamo in the Mbarara region of Uganda. For the past year, Laboin has been working hard to manage his grocery store which sells beans, maize and groundnuts.

To help expand his business, Laboin has requested a loan of 2000000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda to buy more items such as flour, sorghum and millet for the business. This will help him generate greater profits and increase the family's income. He hopes to expand his enterprise in the future.

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

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
  • 123
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,817,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,638.1
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Laboin to buy more items like flour, sorghum and millet for the business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 7, 2012
Nov 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013