Mohammed is 34 years old and lives in the town of Mbarara in the Mbarara region of Uganda. He is married and has two children who are both currently in school. For the past 5 years, Mohammed has been working hard to manage his clinic, where he treats patients and sells medicine.
To help expand his business, Mohammed has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings (UGX) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy panadols, painkillers, injectables, and anti-malarials, and will help Mohammed to generate greater profits and will increase his family's monthly income. Mohammed hopes that in the future he will be able to own a bigger clinic.
Mohammed is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Mohammed who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans, but whose businesses 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.