Hafswa is 38-years-old and lives in the Luwero region of Uganda. She is married and has seven children who are all currently in school. For the past four years, Hafswa has been working hard to manage her produce store which sells fresh fruits, vegetables and other foodstuffs to local customers.
To help expand her business, Hafswa has requested a loan of 3,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more maize millet and sugar, and will help Hafswa to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her children. Hafswa hopes that in the future she will be able to continue growing her business.
Hafswa is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Majidu who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown too large for microloans.
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.