Desilanta is 48 years-old and lives in the town of Kireka in the Kampala south region of Uganda. She is married and has six children with one currently in school. For the past four years, Desilanta has been working hard to manage her small business, which sells sand soil used for building houses.
To help expand her business, Desilanta has requested a loan of 2000,000 Ugandan Shillings from Kiva partner BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more sand to resell, and will help Desilanta to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her children. Desilanta hopes that in the future she will be able to start selling firewood wholesale.
Desilanta is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Desilanta 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.