Sarah, 32, lives in the town of Maganjo in the Luwero region of Uganda. She is married and has four children, three of them currently in school. For the past four years, Sarah has been working hard to manage her mini-supermarket, which sells essential items like bread and milk.
To help expand her business, Sarah has requested a loan of 2,500,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. This loan will be used to buy more commodities to sell in the supermarket and will help Sarah generate greater profits and meet some of her family's basic needs. Sarah hopes that, in the future, she will be able to expand the business into a wholesale shop.
Sarah is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program. This program primarily serves small-enterprise entrepreneurs who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans but whose businesses 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.