Asha is 45 years old and she lives in the town of Mbale, in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has two children who are currently in school. For the past 13 years, Asha has been working hard to manage her charcoal business, in which she sells charcoal.
To help expand the business, Aisha has requested a loan of UGX 3,000,000 (Ugandan shillings) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more charcoal and will help Aisha to generate greater profits. Aisha hopes that, in the future, she will be able to build rental houses.
About BRAC Uganda
This loan is administered by BRAC Uganda, a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) in Uganda that is also a part of the BRAC international network. BRAC Uganda attempts to address poverty through a holistic model, offering programs in education, health, water & sanitation, agriculture, and microfinance. BRAC Uganda’s microfinance program aims to provide the poor with easy, reliable, and efficient access to institutional financial services, and reaches over 150,000 families in Uganda. For more on BRAC Uganda, please see our partner page, and join our lending team, Friends of BRAC Uganda.