Sauda N. is 20 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. Sauda has a poultry firm, which she has had for three years. She also has a second business, a salon.
To help expand her business, Sauda has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more chicken feed for the chickens that she raises and sells. With the help of the loan from BRAC, Sauda hopes to generate greater profits and sometimes buy food and also pay school fees for her children.
In the future, Sauda hopes to further expand her poultry business. Sauda is a member of BRAC’s Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program, which has helped her prospects for the future by increasing her capital.
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.