Jane is 32 years old and lives in the town of Zana in the Kampala west region of Uganda. She is single and has 3 children who are all currently in school. For the past 15 years, Jane has been working hard to manage her produce business, which sells beans and g.nuts (Ugandan peanuts).
To help expand her business, Jane has requested a loan of 2,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to expand on her produce business and add more sacks of beans and rice for sale. This will help Jane to generate greater profits and improve her standard of living. Jane hopes that in the future she will be able to build rental houses.
Jane is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Jane 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.