A loan of $1,100 helped to buy more essential commodities like sugar to sell.

Irene's story

Irene is 46 years old and lives in the town of Bunghoko in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has four children with three of them currently in school. For the past four years, Irene has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells sugar and soap.

To help expand her business, Irene has requested a loan of 2,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more essential commodities like sugar for resale. It will help Irene to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her children. Irene hopes that in the future, she will be able to expand her business.

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

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