Gideon is 39 years old and lives in the town of Najera in the Kampala North region of Uganda. He is married and has 4 children, with 2 of them currently in school. For the past 3 years, Gideon has been working hard to manage his small business, which makes bricks.
To help expand his business, Gideon has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more firewood that will be used for baking bricks and to expand his business. This will help Gideon generate greater profits and increase his income. Gideon hopes that in the future he will be able to open other related businesses.
Gideon is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Gideon 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.