Gift N. is 20 years old and lives in the town of Mukono in the Mukono region of Uganda. She is married with three children, all of whom are currently in school. Gift has a business selling milk, which she has had for one year.
To help expand her business, Gift has requested a loan of 200,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase bread and sugar. With the help of the loan from BRAC, Gift hopes to generate greater profits and take care of herself. In the future, Gift hopes to own a retail shop. Gift is a member of BRAC’s Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program, which has helped her prospects for the future.
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.