A loan of $825 helped to buy more goods like eggs and bread to sell in her shop.


Lydia's story

Lydia lives in the town of Kalerwe, in the Kampala East region of Uganda. She is married and has 2 children, 1 of them currently in school. For the past 3 years, Lydia has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells household goods like soap and sugar. To help expand her business, Lydia has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more goods like eggs and bread to sell in her shop. This will help Lydia to generate greater profits and improve her customer base. Lydia hopes that, in the future, she will be able to grow her business enough so that she can send her kids to school. Lydia is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Lydia who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown too large for microloans.



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