Rukiya N. is 45 years old and is married to a retired government employee. They have 3 children. Rukiya sells cereals like groundnuts, beans, peas, and rice in the Nakasero market in Kampala. She purchases her stock directly from upcountry farmers at a fair price, which enables her earn a good profit. She will use the loan to purchase more stock of cereals to meet the rising customer demand and also to hedge against the speculated rise in the purchase price of cereals. This hardworking lady owns a residential house of her own and she hopes that the increased income from her business will enable her to raise poultry in her home within the coming year.
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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.