Frances is 40 years old and married with four children, two of whom are currently in school. She lives in the town of Kasangati in the Kampala East region of Uganda. For the past five years, Frances has been working hard to manage her retail shop which sells essential commodities like sugar.
Frances is requesting a 2,000,000 UGX loan from BRAC Uganda to purchase for more essential commodities like maize flour, beans, cooking oil and sugar for resale. and help her to generate greater profits. In the future, she hopes to expand her business into a whole sale shop with the goal of reducing poverty. Frances is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). This program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Frances 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.