A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase more timber to sell.


Sam's story

Sam is 40 years old and lives in the town of Gaba in the Kampala, south region of Uganda. He is married and has 2 children who are all currently in school. For the past 6 years, Sam has been working hard to manage his timber business, which sells timber.

To help expand his business, Sam has requested a loan of 3,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more timber to sell, which will help Sam generate greater profits and pay school fees for his children. Sam hopes that in the future, he will be able to open up another branch of the same business.

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



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