Barbra is 51 years old and lives in the town of Makindye in the Kampala South region of Uganda. She is single and has 3 children with 1 of them currently in school. For the past 4 years, Barbra has been working hard to manage her general shop, where she sells eggs, rice, posho, bread and other food.
To help expand her business, Barbra has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more sugar, rice, flour, cooking oil and other food, and will help Barbra to generate greater profits and earn more income to cater for all basic necessities like education and health. Barbra hopes that in the future she will be able to build rental homes.
Barbra is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Barbra 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.