Safia is 48 years old and lives in the town of Arua hill in the Arua region of Uganda. She is single and has 7 children. Four of her children are currently in school. She has had a business selling small silver fish for over 10 years.
To help expand her business, Safia has requested a loan of 2000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase silver fish for resale. With the help of the loan, she hopes to generate greater profits and to pay school fees for her children. In the future, Safia hopes to expand her business. Safia is a member of BRAC’s small enterprise (SEP) program which has helped her prospects for the future by improving her business such that she has managed to pay for her children’s school fees.
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.