Mrs. Amina B. operates a retail grocery shop that sells a variety of fast moving consumer goods such as toiletries, cereals, and soft drinks, among others. Due to the increased demand for rice in the market and its projected rise in price, Amina is using this loan to purchase sacks of upland rice directly from farmers, at a fair price, that will enable her realize a considerable amount of profit on each sack.
Her business, over the last 12 years, has enabled her to support her husband in the caring of their two children, aged 2 & 6 years old. Her dream is to integrate agricultural activities with her retail business, whereby she would cultivate and then sell her own produce (cereals) in the grocery 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.