Kalemba is 28 years old and lives in the town of GABA in the Kampala South region of Uganda. He is married and has one child. For the past five years, Kalemba has been working hard to manage his fish stall, where he sells fish fillets.
To help expand his business, Kalemba has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to increase more fish in his business for resale. It will help Kalemba to generate greater profits to enlarge his business. Kalemba hopes that in the future he will be able to make a big factory.
Kalemba is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small business owners like Kalemba 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.