Zahara is 41 years old and lives in the town of Masaka in the Masaka region of Uganda. She is married and has three children, all of whom are currently in school. For the past four years, Zahara has been working hard to manage her clothing business which sells clothes.
To help expand her business, Zahara has requested a loan of 4,000,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more clothes to sell which will help Zahara to generate greater profits and expand her business. She hopes that in the future, she will be able to have a bigger business.
Zahara is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Zahara 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.