Jamila is 29 years old and lives in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has four children, three of whom are currently in school. For the past nine years, Jamila has been working hard to manage her clothing shop, where she sells bed covers, blouses, skirts and traditional Ugandan dresses called gomeses. Jamila is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Jamila who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown too large for microloans.
To help expand her business, Jamila is requesting a 3,000,000 UGX loan from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more cloth and will help Jamila to generate greater profits and improve the quality of life for her family. Jamila hopes that in the future she will be able to open up other clothing stores nearby.
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.