Christine is 38 years old and lives in the town of Kitintale in the Kampala region of Uganda. She is married and has four children who are all currently in school. For the past two years, Christine has been working hard to manage her poultry business, which sells chickens and eggs.
To help expand her business, Christine has requested a loan of 4,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more poultry feed and construct a chicken house, and will help Christine to generate greater profits and boost the business. She hopes that in the future she will be able to have more than 1,000 birds on the farm.
Christine is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Christine who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown too large for microloans.
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.