Saffi is 52 years old and lives in the town of Koboko in the Arua region of Uganda. He is married and has 6 children. Four of them are currently in school. Saffi has been working hard to manage his health clinic, which sells medicine.
To help expand his business, Saffi has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more medicine for the clinic for resale, and will help Saffi to generate greater profits to pay school fees for his children and develop his land. Saffi hopes that in the future he will be able to open up other clinics in different branches.
Saffi is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Saffi 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.