Zainab 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. Two of her children are currently in school. Zainab has a bar, which she has had for two years.
To help expand her business, Zainab has requested a loan of 250,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more sodas, beer, and wine for resale. With the help of the loan from BRAC, Zainab hopes to generate greater profits and take care of herself. In the future, Zainab hopes to build a house of her own.
Zainab is a member of BRAC’s Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program, which has helped her prospects for the future by improving her standard of living.
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.