Shakilah is 32 years old and lives in the town of Fortportal in the Fortportal region of Uganda. She is married and has 2 children with none of them currently in school. For the past 2 years, Shakilah has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells sugar, rice, posho, soda, salt and mineral water.
To help expand her business, Shakilah has requested a loan of 2,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy sugar, rice, posho, soda, salt and mineral water, and will help Shakilah to generate greater profits and improve standards of living. Shakilah hopes that in the future she will be able to boom the business.
Shakilah is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Shakilah 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.