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Sam is 40 years old and lives in the town of Gaba in the Kampala, south region of Uganda. He is married and has 2 children who are all currently in school. For the past 6 years, Sam has been working hard to manage his timber business, which sells timber.

To help expand his business, Sam has requested a loan of 3,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more timber to sell, which will help Sam generate greater profits and pay school fees for his children. Sam hopes that in the future, he will be able to open up another branch of the same business.

Sam is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs, like Sam, 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
  • 119
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,547.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Sam to purchase more timber to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 10, 2013
Oct 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014