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Jesca is 35 years old and lives in the town of Mbarara in the Mbarara region of Uganda. She is married and has four children, who are all currently in school.

For the past four years, Jesca has been working hard to manage her salon, where she does hair dressing. To help expand her business, Jesca has requested a loan of UGX 2,500,000 from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more hair shampoo and other items for the salon. It will help Jesca to generate greater profits and help her husband in paying their children's school fees.

Jesca hopes that in the future she will be able to start another business.

Jesca is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Jesca 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
  • 188
    View loans »
    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,667,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,541.3
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Jesca to purchase more hair shampoo and other items for her salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014