A loan of $800 helped buy a computer, books and a binding machine.

Sivia's story

Sivia is 29 years old and lives in the town of Kyenjojo in the Mubende region of Uganda. He is married and has 4 children, with 3 of them currently in school. For the past 3 years, Sivia has been working hard to manage his stationery business, which does printing, binding and book selling.

To help expand his business, Sivia has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy a computer and other more stationery materials like books and a binding machine, and will help Sivia to generate greater profits and pay school fees for his children. Sivia hopes that in the future he will be able to own a bigger and well-stocked stationery shop.

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

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