A loan of $550 helped to buy more food items to sell in her store.


Irene's story

Irene is 30 years old and lives in the Mubende region of Uganda. She is married and has two children who are both currently in school. For the past three years, she has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which is located just off a busy highway and contains mostly food items for sale. To help expand her business, Irene has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. She will use the loan to buy more foodstuffs to sell in her shop. This will help her increase her profits and pay for her children's school fees. In the future, she hopes to have one of the biggest and most prosperous businesses in town. Irene is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program mainly serves small entrepreneurs who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown too large for microloans.



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