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A loan of $775 helped to increase her stock of essential commodities such as milk, cooking oil, sugar, and salt.


Rehema's story

Rehema is 43 years old and lives in the Luwero region of Uganda. She is married and has 4 children, 1 of whom is currently in school. For the past 2 years, she has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells sugar,salt and cooking oil.

To help expand her business, Rehema has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to increase her stock of essential commodities such as milk, cooking oil, sugar, and salt in order to attract more customers; it will also help her to generate greater profits and send her child to a good boarding schoold. She hopes that in the future she will be able to complete her unfinished house and further expand her poultry farming business.

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



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