Zenna is 33 years old and lives in the town of Nakaloke in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has two children who are all currently in school. For the past 16 years, Zenna has been working hard to manage her salon, which deals in hairdressing.
To help expand her business, Zenna has requested a loan of 3,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy chemicals, weaves and braids, and will help Zenna to generate greater profits and expand the business. Zenna hopes that in the future, she will be able to own more stock.
Zenna is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Zenna 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.