A loan of $1,550 helped to buy items like sugar, rice, posho, sodas, salt, mineral water, soap, beer, cooking oil, toilet paper, millet flour, etc. to sell.


Rashid's story

Rashid is 46 years old and lives in the town of Kyotera in the Masaka region of Uganda. He is married and has four children who are all currently in school. For the past six years, Rashid has been working hard to manage his retail shop, which sells items such as sugar, rice, posho (or ugali, made from maize or cassava), sodas, salt, mineral water, soap, beer, cooking oil, toilet paper, millet flour, etc.

To help expand his business, Rashid has requested a loan of 4,000,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy sugar, rice, posho, sodas, salt, mineral water, soap, beer, cooking oil, toilet paper, millet flour, etc. and will help Rashid to generate greater profits to support his family. He hopes that in the future, he will be able to expand his business.

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



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams




Loan details