Hellen is 29 years old and lives in the town of Kubuli, in the Kampala south region of Uganda. For the past 4 years, Hellen has been working hard to manage her small restaurant, which sells cooked food.
To help expand her business, Hellen has requested a loan of 3,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to stock more fresh food, like matooke, to cook and sell. It will help Hellen to generate greater profits and to pay for her medical expenses. Hellen hopes that, in the future, she will be able to start up another restaurant.
Hellen is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs, like Hellen, 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.