Hellen is 32 years old and lives in the town of Bugembe in the Jinja region of Uganda. She is married and has two children. Both of her children are currently in school. Hellen has a business selling clothes, which she has had for one year. She has rental houses as her second business.
To help expand her business, Hellen has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase clothes for resale. With the help of the loan from BRAC, Hellen hopes to generate greater profits and buy food for her family. In the future, Hellen hopes to expand her business.
Hellen is a member of BRAC’s small enterprise (SEP) program, which has helped her prospects for the future by helping her get enough 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.