M. Rashid is a hardworking businessman who is 47 years old and lives in the village of Kyakanda, which is located in Kyotera County in the Rakai district. He is blessed with 12 children, five of whom are in school. He makes a living raising passion fruit on his two-acre plantation, and supplements this income by renting out items from his video library. He has been in these lines of work for more than four years, and is applying for a loan to buy fertilizer and prepare his land for a new crop. He dreams of expanding both his plantation and video-renting business.
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.