Flora is 48 years old and lives in the town of Ntungamo in the Mbarara region of Uganda. She is widowed and has four children who are all currently in school. For the past 14 years, Flora has been working hard to manage her retail shop/bar in which sells sugar, salt and cooking oil.
To help expand her business, Flora has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to increase stock of essential commodities such as milk, cooking oil, sugar and beer in order to attract more customers. It will help Flora to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her children. Flora hopes that in the future she will be able to expand her business into a wholesale shop.
Flora is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Flora who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans but have businesses that have grown too large for micro-loans.
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.