Olivia N. is 20 years old and lives in the town of Kyengera in the Kampala West region of Uganda. She is single and has no children. Olivia's business is a retail shop, which she has had for two years.
To help expand her business, Olivia has requested a loan of 400,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase sugar and maize flour. With the help of the loan from BRAC, Olivia hopes to generate greater profits and to buy more food to sell. In the future, Olivia hopes to expand her business by making it a wholesale shop.
Olivia is a member of BRAC’s Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program, which has helped her prospects for the future by being able to increase her business.
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.