Harriet is 46 years old and lives in the town of Kalerwe in the Kampala east region of Uganda. She is married and has six children with two of them currently in school. For the past five years, Harriet has been working hard to manage her retail shop where she sells sugar and soap.
To help expand her business, Harriet has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to increase more stock in her business and will help Harriet to generate greater profits and pay half of the school fees for her children. Harriet hopes that in the future, she will be able to expand her business.
Harriet is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Harriet who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown too large for micro loans.
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.