Zimulinda is 44 years old and lives in the town of Abaita Ababiri in the Kampala west region of Uganda. He is married and has 7 children with 5 of them currently in school. For the past 3 years, Zimulinda has been working hard to manage his bakery business, which sells bread and donuts.
To help expand his business, Zimulinda has requested a loan of 3,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more flour and other items to make bread to sell, and will help Zimulinda to generate greater profits and pay school fees for his children. Zimulinda hopes that in the future he will be able to have a bigger bakery.
Zimulinda is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Zimulinda who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown too large for micro-loans.
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.