Connie is 28 years old and lives in the town of Hoima, which is located in the Luweero region of Uganda. She is married and has two children, one of whom is currently in school. For the past three years, she has been working hard to manage her retail shop, where she sells sugar, soap and home products. To help expand her business, she is applying for a loan for 1,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda to buy more items to sell. Her goal is to increase her profits so that she can buy more food for her family. Her goal for the future is to own a wholesale business. Connie is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP), which serves people who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans but have businesses that are too large to qualify 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.