A loan of $800 helped to purchase more maize, rice, sugar and soap to sell.


Apollo's story

Apollo is 35 years old and lives in the town of Mbale in the Mbale region of Uganda. He is married and has three children with two of them currently in school. For the past three years, Apollo has been working hard to manage his retail shop, which sells soap, sugar, milk and bread, etc.

To help expand his business, Apollo has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more maize, rice, sugar and soap to sell, and will help Apollo to generate greater profits and pay school fees and basic needs for his family. Apollo hopes that in the future he will be able to become a rich businessman in his town.

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



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