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Irene is 45 years old and lives in the town of Kayunga, in the Mukono region of Uganda. She is married and has 5 children who are all currently in school. For the past 6 years, Irene has been working hard to manage her business, which sells produce.

To help expand her business, Irene has requested a loan of 3000000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase maize flour, rice, and beans to sell, and will help Irene to generate greater profits and pay some of the school fees and school needs for her children.

Irene hopes that in the future she will be able to expand her business into a wholesale shop.

Irene is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs, like Irene, 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
  • 136
    View loans »
    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,609,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,550.1
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Irene to purchase maize flour, rice, and beans to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2013
Apr 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 21, 2014