Amos is 38 years old and lives in the town of Najjera in Uganda. He is married and has one child. For the past six years, Amos has been working hard to manage his internet cafe business, which provides internet access to patrons.
To help expand his business, Amos has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan shillings (UGX) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more computers, which will help Amos generate greater profits and take care of his family's basic needs. Amos hopes that in the future he will be able to provide enough internet services to meet demand.
Amos is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Amos 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.