Zaina is 40 years old and lives in the town of Kititale in the Kampala region of Uganda. She is single and has two children. For the past six years, Zaina has been working hard to manage her charcoal sales business.
To help expand her small business, Zaina has requested a loan of 2,000,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more charcoal for resale. This will help Zaina generate greater profits. Zaina hopes she will be able to open another charcoal sales store in the future.
Zaina is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Zaina 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.