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Gorrette is 51 years old and lives in the town of Fortportal in the Fortportal region of Uganda. She is widowed and has 4 children. For the past 17 years, she has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells sugar, salt and cooking oil.

To help expand her business, Gorrette has requested a loan of 3,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more essential commodities such as milk, cooking oil, sugar and salt to attract more customers, and will help her to generate greater profits and improve on her family's standard of living. She hopes that in the future she will be able to open up a big supermarket in town.

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

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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
  • 244
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,801,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,659.7
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Gorrette to buy more essential commodities such as milk, cooking oil, sugar and salt.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 8, 2012
Dec 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2014