Ritah is 32 years old and lives in the town of Zana in the Kampala West region of Uganda. She is married and has 4 children with 3 of them currently in school. For the past 3 years, Ritah has been working hard to manage her poultry business, which sells eggs.
To help expand her business, Ritah has requested a loan of 2,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more chicks and poultry feed, and will help Ritah to generate greater profits which will help her add on to her poultry farm. Ritah hopes that in the future she will be able to continue to educate her kids.
Ritah is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Ritah 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.