Apophia is 26 years old and lives in the town of Wobulenzi, in the Luweero region of Uganda. She is married and has one child. For the past year, Apophia has been working hard to manage her agro shop, which sells agro chemicals.
To help expand her business, Apophia has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings (UGX) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more chemicals for resale, and will help Apophia to generate greater profits and increase more on her business. Apophia hopes that in the future she will be able to open another shop of the same business.
Apophia is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Apophia 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.