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Sarah N., the 26-year-old mother of a three-year-old son, operates a drug shop in Bugiri. In 2005, with the financial support of her husband, Empala David, Sarah opened a drug shop, renting the premises for ush 600,000 per annum.

Customer courtesy and genuine products have enabled Sarah to develop a loyal customer base, earning her a weekly profit of about ush 85000. She is now requesting a loan to purchase additional medicines for the business; her ambitions are for her son to become a doctor, and for her to become a well-known pharmacist.

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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
  • 118
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,991.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Sarah purchase more medicine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2009
Feb 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010