Difasi is 32 years old and lives in the town of Mbale in the Mbale region of Uganda. He is married and has four children who are all currently in school. For the past three years, Difasi has been working hard to manage his retail shop that sells sugar and soap.
To help expand his business, Difasi has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more essential commodities, like sugar, for resale, and will help Difasi to generate greater profits and expand his business. Difasi hopes that in the future he will be able to be the richest man in town.
Difasi is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Difasi 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.