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James K. is married and has 6 children between ages 20-25. The four eldest children and employed and the younger two are in high school. He operates a wooden furniture business and the income has enabled his children to attend school. His workshop is located along the Gabula road, in the Kitimbo zone.

Due to an increase in his customer base, James is requesting a loan that would allow him increase his stock of timber, paints, nails, vanishes, and other items. By promptly meeting his customers demands, tastes and preferences, he will be able to earn a considerable amount of profit. Some of this profit will be reinvested into the business to expand his workshop. He aspires to maintain and keep his family healthy.

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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
  • 117
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,000.1
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped James increase his supplies of timber, paints, nails, vanishes and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 12, 2008
Dec 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009