John is 45 years old and lives in the town of Mubende in the Mubende region of Uganda. He is married and has eight children, six currently in school. For the past three years, John has been working hard to manage his boutique, where he sells clothes .
To help expand his business, John has requested a loan of 2500000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase clothes and shoes and will help John generate greater profits and pay school fees for children. John hopes that in the future he will be able to see all of his children finish school.
John is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like John 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.