Ruth is 50-years-old and lives in the town of Tororo in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has three children who are all currently in school. For the past 15 years, Ruth has been working hard to manage her bar, which sells food, beer and sodas.
To help expand the business, Ruth has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase beers, sodas and food items and will help Ruth to generate greater profits and help her educate her children. Ruth hopes that in the future she will be able to expand the business.
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.