Rose is 42 years old. She is married and has two children, neither of whom are currently in school. Rose has a business selling timber, which she has had for five years. She also has a second business providing rental houses.
To help expand her business, Rose has requested a loan of 1,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from Kiva partner, BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more timber for resale. With the help of her loan from BRAC, Rose hopes to generate greater profits and buy food for her family. In the future, she hopes to expand her business further.
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.