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Gladys N. is a hard-working business lady. She is 43 years old and she is married with 4 children. Gladys is a tailor in Kampala town. She is popular because she is good at making Ugandan traditional outfits ("gomes").

Her courtesy coupled with her 10 years' experience have earned her the loyalty of her customers. The loan is enabling Gladys to purchase more fabric to meet the demand of her customers. She dreams of opening up a fashion and designing school and also of building a modern home for her family.

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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
  • 235
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,789,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,990.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Gladys purchase more fabrics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 3, 2009
Jan 19, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010