Emmannuel is 40 years old and lives in the town of Mbarara in the Mbarara region of Uganda. He is married and has 5 children with 1 of them currently in school. For the past 6 years, Emmannuel has been working hard to manage his laboratory, which sells test tubes, glucose and other pharmaceutical products.
To help expand his business, Emmannuel has requested a loan of 2000000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy test tubes, chloride, quinine and other inventory to sell, and will help Emmannuel to generate greater profits and help his family to increase their income and therefore improve their livelihood. Emmannuel hopes that in the future he will be able to have a larger laboratory.
Emmannuel is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Emmannuel 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.