Hadija is 48 years old and lives in the town of Namutumba in Uganda. She is a widow and has three children, who are all currently in school. For the past four years, Hadija has been working hard to manage her grocery shop, which sells produce.
To help expand her business, Hadija has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more stock of maize flour and beans to sell, and will help Hadija to generate greater profits and increase her income. Hadija hopes that in the future she will be able to open up a second store.
Hadija is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program. The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Hadija 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.