Josephine N. is 49 years old and lives in the town of Kibuli in the Kampala central region of Uganda. She is married and has nine children, five of whom are currently in school. Josephine has a garment shop, which she has run for over ten years.
To help expand her business, Josephine has requested a loan of 1,700,000 UGX from Kiva partner, BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more materials for making clothes for resale. With the help of her loan from BRAC, Josephine hopes to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her children. In the future, she hopes to expand her business further.
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.