Eddie O. is 25 years old and lives in the town of Pallisa in the Iganga region of Uganda. He is married and has three children, two of whom are currently in school. Eddie has a phone accessories shop, which he has run for less than a year.
To help expand his business, Eddie has requested a loan of 1,600,000 UGX from Kiva partner, BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more phone accessories. With the help of his loan from BRAC, Eddie hopes to generate greater profits and pay school fees. In the future, he hopes to own another house.
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.