A loan of $800 helped to purchase more food items for sale in her shop.


Lydia's story

Lydia is 42 years old and lives in the town of Bungokho in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has 6 children, who are all currently in school. For the past 5 years, Lydia has been working hard to manage her retail shop, where she sells sugar, soap and salt. To help expand her business, Lydia has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more food items for sale in her shop, thus helping Lydia to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her children. Lydia hopes that in the future she will be able to increase her shop's business. Lydia is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Lydia, who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown too large for microloans.



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams




Loan details