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Jalia is 32 years old and has three children, two of whom are currently in school. She lives in the town of Iganga in Uganda. For the past six years, Jalia has been working hard to manage her boutique where she sells clothes.

Jalia is requesting a 2,500,000 UGX loan from BRAC Uganda to increase her stock of new clothing to sell. Her loan will help to expand her business and generate greater profit which she will use to pay school fees for her children. In the future, Jalia hopes to expand her business.

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

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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
  • 83
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,545,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,517.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Jalia to buy clothing to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 14, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2015