Grace A. is 32 years old and lives in the town of Kumi in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has three children. All of her children are currently in school. Grace has a business operating a milling machine, which she has had for five years.
To help expand her business, Grace has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more maize to process for resale. With the help of the loan from BRAC, Grace hopes to generate greater profits and sometime pay school fees for her children. In the future, Grace hopes to open up another milling machine in Kumi town.
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.