Damalie is 38 years old and lives in the town of Buwenge in the Jinja region of Uganda. She is married and has 7 children with 3 of them currently in school. For the past 8 years, Damalie has been working hard to manage her clinic, which provides basic health services and sells medicine.
To help expand her business, Damalie has requested a loan of 3,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more medicine for resale, and will help Damalie to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her children. Damalie hopes that in the future she will be able to build a house of her own.
Damalie is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Damalie 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.