Marion is 50 years old and lives in the town of Mityana in the Mubende region of Uganda. She is married and has 3 children with none of them currently in school. For the past 9 years Marion has been working hard to manage her bar and lodge business, which sells beers, sodas, whiskeys, and wines.
To help expand her business, Marion has requested a loan of 3,000,000 UGX (Ugandan Shillings) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more beers, sodas and whiskey, and to improve accommodation. This will help Marion to generate greater profits and increase stock. Marion hopes that in the future she will be able to construct more shops.
Marion is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Marion 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.