John is 50 years old. He is married and has four children, none of whom are currently in school. John has a small retail shop, which he has run for four years.
To help expand his business, John has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from Kiva partner, BRAC. The loan will be used to purchase more essential commodities such as sugar. With the help of his loan from BRAC, John hopes to generate greater profits and buy food for his family. In the future, he hopes to expand his 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.