Lukia lives in the town of Gaba in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. She is married and has 2 children who are both currently in school. For the past 5 years, Lukia has been working hard to manage her poultry business, where she raises laying chickens.
To help expand her business, Lukia has requested a loan of 3,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more chicks, and it will help Lukia to generate greater profits and allow her to buy more food for herself. Lukia hopes that, in the future, she will be able to create more branches of her business.
Lukia is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Lukia 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.