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Asha is 45 years old and she lives in the town of Mbale, in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has two children who are currently in school. For the past 13 years, Asha has been working hard to manage her charcoal business, in which she sells charcoal.

To help expand the business, Aisha has requested a loan of UGX 3,000,000 (Ugandan shillings) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more charcoal and will help Aisha to generate greater profits. Aisha hopes that, in the future, she will be able to build rental houses.

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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
  • 116
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,470.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Asha to buy more charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 16, 2014
Feb 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2016