Gatrude is 50 years old and lives in the town of Kibuli, in the Kampala South region of Uganda. She is married and has eight children, none of whom are currently in school. For the past 15 years, Gatrude has been working hard to manage her restaurant, in which she sells cooked food.
To help expand her business, Gatrude has requested a loan of UGX 2,500,000 (Ugandan shillings) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more cooking equipment and will help Gatrude to generate greater profits.Gatrude hopes that, in the future, she will be able to enlarge her restaurant.
Gatrude is a member of BRAC Uganda's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs, like Gatrude, 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.