Harriet N. is 33 years old and lives in the town of Ggaba in the Kampala central region of Uganda. She is married and has five children, four of whom are currently in school. Harriet has a small retail shop business, which she has run for five years.
To help expand her business, Harriet has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from Kiva partner, BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase essential commodities, such as sugar, for resale. With the help of her loan from BRAC, Harriet hopes to generate greater profits and buy food. In the future, she hopes to expand her business.
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.