Mebra is 42 years old and lives in the town of Buwenge in the Jinja region of Uganda. She is married and has five children. For the past three years, Mebra has been working hard to manage her clothing and garment business, which sells women's suits and garments.
To expand her business, Mebra has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more traditional Ugandan dresses called Gomeses and more party dresses for the Christmas season, and will help Mebra to generate greater profits and to improve her family's welfare. Mebra hopes that in the future she will be able to set up another clothing business at the market center.
Mebra is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Mebra 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.