A loan of $550 helped to purchase sugar, soap, and cooking oil for resale.


Naome's story

Naome is 28 years old and lives in the town of Ggaba in the Kampala South region of Uganda. She is married and has three children who are all currently in school. For the past two years, Naome has been working hard to manage her retail shop, where she sells sugar, soap, and cooking oil. To help expand her business, Naome has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan shillings from Kiva field partner BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase sugar, soap, and cooking oil for resale, which she hopes will allow her to generate greater profits and improve the quality of life for her family. Naome hopes that in the future she will be able to transform her shop from a retail business to a wholesale operation. Naome is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Naome who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown too large for microloans.



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