Zam is 42 years old and lives in the town of Kireka in the Kampala region of Uganda. She is married and has two children who do not attend school. For the past five years, Zam has been working hard to manage her boutique, which sells curtains, jewelry and clothing.
To help expand her business, Zam has requested a loan of 2,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more curtains and clothing, and will help Zam generate greater profits and increase her weekly capital. Zam hopes that in the future, she will be able to open another shop.
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.