Bazirio is 48 years old and lives in the town of Mukono, Uganda. He is married and has 4 children with 3 of them currently in school. For the past 2 years, Bazirio has been working hard to manage his general shop, which sells posho, rice, bread, juice and other general food staples.
To help expand his business, Bazirio has requested a loan of 3000000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more cooking oil, sugar, beans and other inventory, and will help Bazirio to generate greater profits and help his ability to pay for family needs. Bazirio hopes that in the future he will be able to continue growing his business.
Bazirio is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Bazirio 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.