Darlison is 30 years old and lives in the town of Kijura in the Hoima region of Uganda. She has 2 children who are both currently in school. For the past year, Darlison has been working hard to manage her retail store, which sells sugar, flour, rice and other items.
To help expand her business, Darlison has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more sugar, and flour to sell, and will help Darlison to generate greater profits and look after the family. Darlison hopes that in the future she will be able to earn lots of profits from the business.
Darlison is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Darlison 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.