Shamura is 24 years old and lives in the town of Tororo in the Mbale region of Uganda. For the past two years, she has been working hard to manage her small business selling clothes.
To expand her business, Shamura has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from Kiva field partner BRAC Uganda. She plans to use the loan to buy more clothes such as jeans and shirts. Shamura hopes this will help to generate greater profits.
Shamura is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs such as Shamura 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.