Mr. M. Martin is a 36-year-old businessman. He owns a grocery shop in the Butare trading centre in Ishaka. Martin has been in the business for over nine years. He is using the loan funds to purchase more items like rice, posho, cooking oil, sugar, and salt in order to expand his shop. He is married, has six children and a side income from his banana plantation.
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.