Beatrice is 30 years old, and lives in the town of Fortportal in Uganda. She is married, and has 2 children who are currently in school. Beatrice has been working hard to manage her grocery store, selling cassave (yuca), flour, beans and rice.
To help expand her business, Beatrice has requested a loan of 2,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to acquire more products for her grocery store, help Beatrice to generate greater profits, and pay school fees for her young children. Beatrice hopes that in the future, she will be able to expand her business to a more sizable store.
Beatrice is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Mastulla 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.