Gorret is 33 years old and lives in the town of Kalerwe in the Kampala east region of Uganda. She is married and has 4 children with 2 of them currently in school. For the past 8 years, Gorret has been working hard to manage her small clinic, which sells drugs.
To help expand her business, Gorret has requested a loan of 3000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more drugs for selling, and will help Gorret to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her children. Gorret hopes that in the future she will be able to open up a hospital of her own.
Gorret is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Gorret 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.