Sansio is 36 years old and lives in the town of Kalisizo in the Masaka region of Uganda. He is married and has 4 children, two of whom are currently in school. For the past 5 years, Sansio has been working hard to manage his bark cloth business.
To help expand his business, Sansio has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more bark cloth material to sell, and it will help Sansio to generate greater profits and improve his standards of living. Sansio hopes that in the future he will be able to expand his business.
Sansio is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Sansio 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.