Betty N. is 20 years old and lives in the town of Nansana in the Kampala central region of Uganda. She is married and has three children, all of whom are currently in school. Betty has a small retail shop, which she has run for two years. She also has a second business in tailoring.
To help expand her business, Betty has requested a loan of 400,000 UGX from Kiva partner, BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more sugar and soap for resale. With the help of her loan from BRAC, Betty hopes to generate greater profits and sometimes buy food for her family. In the future, she hopes to build a house and expand her business further.
Betty is a member of BRAC’s Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program, which has helped her prospects for the future by enabling her to improve her 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.