Rose is 45 years old and lives in the town of Mukono in the Mukono region of Uganda. She is single and has 3 children, 2 of whom are currently in school. For the past 5 years, Rose has been working hard to manage her restaurant, which sells cooked food.
To help expand her business, Rose has requested a loan of 2,500,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to stock dry food like rice, maize flour, and beans to use for cooking, and will help Rose to generate greater profits, which will buy more dry food like beans. Rose hopes that in the future she will be able to own a very big business.
Rose is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Rose 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.