Makwa is 32 years old and lives in the town of Mbale in the region of Mbale in Uganda. He is married and has 7 children with 4 of them currently in school. For the past 2 years, Makwa has been working hard to manage his restaurant, which sells food.
To help expand his business, Makwa has requested a loan of 2,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more food staff, and will help Makwa to generate greater profits and educate his children with the high profits earned. Makwa hopes that in the future he will be able to become richer through the profits earned.
Makwa is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Makwa 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.