Total loan: $150


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Kumi, Eastern Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase more sacks of sugar, salt and maize flour to sell.

James's story

James is 46 years old and lives in the town of Kumi in the Soroti region of Uganda. He is married and has 4 children of whom two are currently in school. For the past 6 years, James has been working hard to manage his retail shop, which sells essential items like sugar, salt,cooking oil and water.

To help expand his business, James has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase for more sacks of sugar, salt and maize flour to sell.

This will help James to generate greater profits and pay back the loan in time and buy food, pay household bills and serve other basic needs for his family.

James hopes that in the future he will be able to open up a wholesale shop.

James is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like James who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown too large for microloans.