A loan of $800 helped to purchase more items such as rice, maize flour and soda to sell.


Ruth's story

Ruth is 41 years old and lives in the town of Masidi in the Hoima region of Uganda. She is married and has 8 children, 4 of whom are currently in school. For the past 8 years, Ruth has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells soap, sugar, milk and bread.

To help expand her business, Ruth has requested a loan of 2000000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more items such as rice, maize flour and soda to sell, and will help Ruth to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her children. Ruth hopes that in the future she will be able to expand the business into a wholesale shop.

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



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