Pauline is 22 years old and lives in the town of Mukono in the Kampala region of Uganda. She is single and has two children who are both currently in school. For the past three years, Pauline has been working hard to manage her small business where she sells pork and beer.
To help expand her business, Pauline has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more drinks to sell and will help Pauline to generate greater profits and will be able to educate her children. Pauline hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land.
Pauline is a member of BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program. In addition to microfinance loans, the program provides both a safe place for young Ugandan women to take part in group activities, and a forum for life-skills training.
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.