A loan of $550 helped to buy additional food items (e.g., passion fruit and Irish potatoes).

Bukeru's story

Bukeru is 43 years old and lives in the town of Bugiri, which is located in the Iganga region of Uganda. He is married and has three children, two of whom are currently in school. For the past 24 years, Bukeru has been working hard to manage and operate his grocery store, which sells food and home supplies to local customers.

To help expand his business, Bukeru is requesting a loan in the amount of 1,500,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more food items like passion fruit, Irish potatoes, etc., and will help Bukeru to generate greater profits and to thereby improve his family's standard of living. Bukeru hopes that in the future he will be able to open grocery stores in more locations.

Bukeru is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Bukeru who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown too large for microloans.

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