Juliet is 45 years old and lives in the town of Makindye in the Kampala South region of Uganda. She is widowed and has 4 children who are all currently in school. For the past 2 years, Juliet has been working hard to manage her leather shop, which sells leather products like shoes.
To help expand her business, Juliet has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more shoes to sell, and will help Juliet to generate greater profits and be able to renovate her rental homes. Juliet hopes that in the future she will be able to expand to sell all types of shoes.
Juliet is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Juliet 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.