Christine N. is 21 years old and lives in the town of Kireka in the Kampala Central Region of Uganda. She is married and has one child who is not currently in school. Christine has a small beauty salon, which she has had for 2 years. She also has a second business selling soft drinks.
To help expand her business, Christine has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. This loan will be used to purchase braids, soda and splash for resale. With the help of this loan from BRAC, Christine hopes to generate greater profits and sometimes buy food. In the future, Christine hopes to own a poultry firm.
Christine is a member of BRAC’s Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program, which has helped her prospects for the future by teaching her how to save more money.
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.