Joan lives in the town of Mukono in the Mukono region of Uganda. She is married and has two children who are currently in school. For the past 15 years, Joan has been working hard to manage her poultry business, selling eggs and chicken.
To help expand her business, Joan has requested a loan of 3,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy poultry feed for the chicks, to get better eggs. This will help Joan generate greater profits, increase the stock, and grow the business.
Joan hopes that in the future she will be able to have a big business .
Joan is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs, like Joan, 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.