Juliet N. is 33 years old and lives in the town of Nasana in the Kampala central region of Uganda. She is married and has three children. All of her children are currently in school. Juliet has a business of selling timber, which she has had for less than one year. She also has a second business of renting houses.
To help expand her business, Juliet has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more timber for resale. With the help of this loan from BRAC, Juliet hopes to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her children. In the future, Juliet hopes to buy a vehicle for herself to help her transport the timber.
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.