A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase maize flour, rice, and beans to sell.


Irene's story

Irene is 45 years old and lives in the town of Kayunga, in the Mukono region of Uganda. She is married and has 5 children who are all currently in school. For the past 6 years, Irene has been working hard to manage her business, which sells produce.

To help expand her business, Irene has requested a loan of 3000000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase maize flour, rice, and beans to sell, and will help Irene to generate greater profits and pay some of the school fees and school needs for her children.

Irene hopes that in the future she will be able to expand her business into a wholesale shop.

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



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