Francis is 35 years old and lives in the town of Luweero in the Gulu region of Uganda. He is married and has four children. Two of his children are currently in school.
Francis has a business of selling produce, like maize flour. He has run this business for five years. He does farming as his second business.
To help expand his business, Francis has requested a loan of 2,500,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase produce like maize for resale. With the help of the loan from BRAC, Francis hopes to generate greater profits and pay school fees for his children.
In the future, Francis hopes to expand his business. Francis is a member of BRAC’s small enterprise program (SEP), which has helped his prospects for the future by providing a loan that has helped him improve his capital.
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.