Sulaiman is 43 years old and lives in the town of Kireka in the Kampala South region of Uganda. He is married and has four children with three of them currently in school. For the past nine years, Sulaiman has been working hard to manage his brick making business which sells bricks. and he also has a small retail shop that sells sugar, etc..
To help expand his business, Sulaiman has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy firewood for the bricks and will help Sulaiman to generate greater profits and pay medical and school fees and expenses. Sulaiman hopes that in the future he will be able to start up a wholesale shop.
Sulaiman is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Sulaiman who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown too large for micro-loans.
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.