Christopher is 39 years old and lives in the town of Mukono, Uganda. He is married and has four children who are all currently in school. For the past seven years, Christopher has been working hard to manage his drug store, which sells Panadol (acetaminophen), Pampers, creams, and other medicines.
To help expand his business, Christopher has requested a loan of 3,000,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more stock like lotions and Panadol to sell and will help him generate greater profit to improve the standard of living of his clients and his family. Christopher hopes that in the future he will be able to have a very big drug store.
Christopher is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Christopher 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.