Gerald is 45 years old and lives in the town of Rukoki in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. He is married and has 4 children, with 2 of them currently in school. For the past 9 years, Gerald has been working hard to manage his primary school, which does teaching.
To help expand his business, Gerald has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more school facilities such as pencils, books, tables, chalk and build more classrooms, and will help Gerald to generate greater profits and improve on his family's standards of living. Gerald hopes that in the future he will be able to expand his school into a secondary school.
Gerald is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Gerald 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.