A loan of $800 helped to buy more oil for resale.

Sylivia's story

Sylivia is 40 years old and lives in the town of Gaba in Uganda. She is married and has five children, four of whom are currently in school. For the past ten years, Sylivia has been working hard to manage her business, which sells engine oil retail and wholesale.

To help expand her business, Sylivia has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more oil for resale, and will help Sylivia to generate greater profits and cater to her family's basic needs. Sylivia hopes that in the future she will be able to establish another branch of her business.

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

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