A loan of $800 helped to serve local foods like "matoke", beans and cassava.

Elias's story

Elias lives in the town of Ibanda in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. He is married and has two children who are both currently in school. For the past three years, Elias has been working hard to manage his restaurant, which serves local foods for all meals.

To help expand his business, Elias has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more foods to cook and serve like "matoke" (plantains), beans and cassava, and will help Elias to generate greater profits and grow his daily income. Elias hopes that in the future he will be able to enlarge his restaurant.

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

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