A loan of $750 helped to purchase more commodities for her restaurant.

Bena's story

Bena is 39 years old, and lives in the town of Mubende in the Mubende region of Uganda. She is married and has four children who are all currently in school. For the past three years, Bena has been working hard to manage her restaurant.

To help expand her business, Bena has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more raw and dry food such as bananas, beans, and maize flour. This should help Bena generate greater profits, and pay school fees for her children and some of her relatives.

Bena hopes that in the future, she will be able to start constructing a residential house.

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

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