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Amos is 34 years old and lives in the town of Kasese in the Fortportal region of Uganda. He is married and has two children who are all currently in school. For the past 10 years, Amos has been working hard to manage his retail shop, which sells sugar, salt, beans, posho, soap, etc.

To help expand his business, Amos has requested a loan of 4,000,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy sugar, salt, beans, posho, soap, bread, groundnuts, and soya flour, and will help Amos to generate greater profits and provide for the family. Amos hopes that in the future he will be able to increase stock.

Amos is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Amos 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
  • 128
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,817,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,620.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,550 helped Amos to buy sugar, salt, beans, posho, soap, bread, groundnuts, and soya flour to sell.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 16, 2014
Aug 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 5, 2014