Aisha is 48 years old and lives in the town of Bombo, in the Luwero region of Uganda. She is married and has 4 children, 1 of them currently in school. For the past 2 years, Aisha has been working hard to manage her stationery shop, which sells books, pens and does printing.
To help expand her business, Aisha has requested a loan of 2000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more printing papers and books for resale, and will help Aisha to generate greater profits. Her business has increased from what it was before. Aisha hopes that, in the future, she will be able to get another loan from BRAC so as to expand her business and buy another printing machine.
Aisha is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs, like Aisha, who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown too large for microloans.
About BRAC Uganda
This loan is administered by BRAC Uganda, a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) in Uganda that is also a part of the BRAC international network. BRAC Uganda attempts to address poverty through a holistic model, offering programs in education, health, water & sanitation, agriculture, and microfinance. BRAC Uganda’s microfinance program aims to provide the poor with easy, reliable, and efficient access to institutional financial services, and reaches over 150,000 families in Uganda. For more on BRAC Uganda, please see our partner page, and join our lending team, Friends of BRAC Uganda.