Jane is 32 years old and lives in the town of Makindye in the Kampala south region of Uganda. She is single and has two children who are currently in school. For the past eight years, Jane has been working hard to manage her small shop, which sells produce.
To help expand her business, Jane has requested a loan of 2,500,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more maize and beans for resale and will help Jane to generate greater profits and improve her family’s standard of living.
Jane hopes that in the future she will be able to expand her business.
Jane is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Jane 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.