Rehema is 48 years old and lives in the town of Busia, in the Iganga region of Uganda. She is married and has 6 children, who are currently in school. For the past 8 years, Rehema has been working hard to manage her produce of maize and cassave flour.
To help expand her business, Rehema has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more produce of maize flour to sell, which will help Rehema to generate greater profits. Rehema hopes that in the future she will be able to improve the business.
Rehema is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Rehema 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.