Issa is 57 years old and lives in the town of Mukono in the Mukono region of Uganda. He is married and has 4 children who are all currently in school. For the past 10 years, Issa has been working hard to manage his small business, which does welding .
To help expand his business, Issa has requested a loan of 2,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more metal that will be used for making beds, doors and windows, and will help Issa to generate greater profits and pay school fees for his children and have a better life. Issa hopes that in the future he will be able to own a very big business.
Issa is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Issa 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.