Lameka is 49 years old and lives in the town of Wobulenzi in the Luwero region of Uganda. He is married and has seven children who are all currently in school. For the past 10 years, Lameka has been working hard to manage his poultry farm, which sells chickens.
To help expand his business, Lameka has requested a loan of 2,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to develop the business and build more space for the chicks to grow, and will help Lameka to generate greater profits to improve his standard of living and pay school fees for his children. Lameka hopes that in the future he will be able to expand the poultry farm.
Lameka is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Lameka 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.