Sharon is 30 years old and lives in the town of Kinubi in the Hoima region of Uganda. She is married and has seven children, five of whom are currently in school. For the past five years, Sharon has been working hard to manage a stationary business where she sells books and pens.
Sharon is requesting a 2,000,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda to help expand her business, and purchase more items, such as books, to sell. Her loan will help her generate greater profits and expand her store. In the future, she hopes to construct commercial houses.
Sharon is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Sharon 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.