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Lawrence S. is a hard-working man aged 32, married with 2 young children. Lawrence runs a bar in Makindye and also purchases matooke and chilli from the villages and exports them to London. Due to the quality of the products he sells, his business has been in existence since 2005.

He is using the loan proceeds to boost both businesses by purchasing more crates of beer, wines, and spirits and also more matooke (green bananas) and chilli for export. He intends to reinvest the profits back into the business. His desire is to educate his children through university.

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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
  • 119
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,985.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Lawrence purchasing more crates of beer, etc.and more matooke (green bananas) and chilli for export.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2009
Jan 30, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010