Yasin is 28 years old and lives in the town of Kijura in the Hoima region of Uganda. He is single and has one child not yet in school. Yasin has a business of a stationary shop that sells exercise books and the use of a printing machine, which he has had for two years. He also has a second business of a small shop that sells produce like maize.
To help expand his business, Yasin has requested a loan of 2000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more printing paper, and exercise books for sale. With the help of the loan from BRAC, Yasin hopes to generate greater profits and improve his standard of living. In the future, Yasin hopes to own a factory that makes printing paper.
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.