Hadijah is 30 years old and lives in the town of Mbarara, Uganda. She is married and has three children. For the past six years, Hadijah has been working hard to manage her herbal clinic, which sells medicines like "cepum", "Armdox" and aspirin.
To help expand her business, Hadijah has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more basic medicines and herbal treatments, and will help Hadijah to generate greater profits and improve the family's income and livelihood. Hadijah hopes that in the future she will be able to start a big hospital in Mbarara for herbal medicine.
Hadijah is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Hadijah 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.