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Elizabeth is 38 years old and lives in the town of Fort Portal in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. She is married and has five children with two of them currently in school. For the past 15 years, Elizabeth has been working hard to manage her tailoring business in which she sews clothing.

To help expand her business, Elizabeth has requested a loan of 3,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy materials and threads and will help Elizabeth to generate greater profits and increase her capital. Elizabeth hopes that in the future, she will be able to have quality materials.

Elizabeth is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Elizabeth 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
  • 202
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,741,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,560.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Elizabeth to buy materials and threads.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2014
Jun 15, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2015