Edithor is 39-year-old who lives in the town of Matuga in the Luwero region of Uganda. She is married and has 5 children, 4 of whom are currently in school. For the past 5 years, Edithor has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells produce.
To help expand her business, Edithor has requested a loan of 3,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy maize, flour, beans and sugar for the store to sell, and will help Edithor to generate greater profits and buy a refrigerator and expand the business into a bar. Edithor hopes that in the future she will be able to expand the business into a whole sale shop.
Edithor is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Edithor 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.