Gordon is 41 years old and lives in the town of Mityana in the Mubende region of Uganda. He is married and has three children who are all currently in school. For the past four years, Gordon has been working hard to manage his poultry farm where he rears chickens.
To help expand his business, Gordon has requested a loan of 3,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to stock a brand of maize that will be used for chicken feed. This will help Gordon to generate greater profits and help pay bills and other family expenses. He hopes that in the future he will be able to increase on egg production .
Gordon is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Gordon 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.