Aminah is 43 years old and lives in the town of Seeta in the Mukono region of Uganda. She is single and has three children who are all currently in school. For the past seven years, Aminah has been working hard to manage her kiosk, which sells raw matooke (Ugandan bananas).
To help expand her business, Aminah has requested a loan of 3,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more matooke, and will help Aminah to generate greater profits to improve her way of living. Aminah hopes that in the future, she will be able to be a good entrepreneur..
Aminah is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Aminah 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.