Deborah is 21 years old and lives in the town of Kasubi in the Kampala central region of Uganda. She is married and has three children. All of her children are currently in school. Deborah has a business of outside catering, which she has had for five years.
To help expand her business, Deborah has requested a loan of 200,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more food for cooking for resale. With the help of the loan from BRAC, Deborah hopes to generate greater profits and sometimes pay school fees for her children. In the future, Deborah hopes to buy a motorcycle. Deborah is a member of BRAC’s Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program, which has helped her prospects for the future by helping her get capital for 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.