Eva is 18 years old and lives in Uganda. She is married and has three children, two of whom are currently in school. Eva has a small retail shop, which she has run for less than one year.
To help expand her business, Eva has requested a loan of 300,000 Ugandan Shillings from Kiva partner, BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more essential commodities, such as sugar, for resale. With the help of her loan from BRAC, Eva hopes to generate greater profits and sometimes pay school fees for her children. In the future, she hopes to own a plot of land.
Eva is a member of BRAC’s Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program, which has helped her prospects for the future by improving 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.