A loan of $775 helped to buy more essential commodities such as milk, cooking oil, sugar and salt to attract more customers.


Siraji's story

Siraji is 33 years old and lives in the town of Arua hill in the Arua region of Uganda. He is married and has 9 children with 5 of them currently in school. For the past 7 years, he has been working hard to manage his retail shop, which sells sugar, salt and cooking oil.

To help expand his business, Siraji has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more essential commodities such as milk, cooking oil, sugar and salt to attract more customers. This will help Siraji to generate greater profits and pay school fees for his children and their medical bills. He hopes that in the future he will be able to improve his family's standard of living.

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



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