Founded in 2006

BRAC Uganda started its operations in 2006, to contribute to poverty reduction and support women and the youth. There are currently programmes operating in Microfinance, Agriculture, Food Security, and Livelihood, Health, Education, Early Childhood Development, Youth Empowerment, Emergency Preparedness and Response, and Ultra-Poor Graduation.

BRAC Uganda works in 113 districts across the country with 163 branches of the BRAC Uganda Bank Ltd, and 101 branches of the BRAC Uganda NGO.

Our operations in Uganda have grown to 159 branches across 80 districts. We now have more than 213,072 microfinance members and 102 branches of the small enterprise programme. The Ultra Poor Graduation programme provides assets to young people facing financial hardship and trains them to improve their livelihoods and achieve their economic and social goals, thus lifting themselves out of extreme poverty.

BRAC Uganda Health programme reaches over 350,000 households with messages on reproductive, maternal, adolescent and child health services, through a network of 4000 Community Health Promoters in 72 districts. The Mastercard Foundation Scholars’ Program has supported secondary school completion of 3,245 scholars through the Education programme. Cumulatively 5,379 scholars were reached since the inception of the project. The ECD programme supports quality learning of 6,935 children, who are aged 3-8, through 111 Play Labs. The Youth Empowerment programme helps 19,122 adolescent girls and 525 boys with social empowerment skills including sexual reproductive health rights, gender based violence preventions, life skills.

BRAC Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihood programme works with smallholder farmers to improve their production and livelihood. We offer credit to support farmers excluded from mainstream finance. We operate a tissue culture lab and also diversify seed varieties, which we market through our social enterprise.

What we do

Our impact


Population: 41.5 million (World Bank, 2016)
GDP per capita: 615 (World Bank, 2016)
People living below poverty line: 19.5% (World Bank, 2012)

Stories

For more than a decade BRAC microfinance has enabled people living in rural and low-income communities in Uganda to access finance. As a regulated Credit Institution, we now offer even greater value with a broader range of financial services.

Kyesubira-Rachel

Harnessing the potential of future generations

We did not have a daycare centre for children of working mothers in our area. With my first loan from BRAC, I built a centre where mothers could leave their little ones without worrying about them. I used my second loan to expand to a kindergarten school. I now provide a safe learning environment for 35 children. I also employ six teachers and four non-teaching staff. I feel proud to play a role in the development of my community.

-Kyesubira Rachel

Nankwanga-Joy

A determined story of success

I am a single mother. My first business was a temporary stall by the roadside. The loans from BRAC and the training on financial management helped me to invest and grow my stall. Today I am a self-sufficient owner of not only a grocery store, but also livestock, a service provision business, housing rentals and a bicycle-for-hire service. I used my income to build this house. My children are able to go to school and I dream of a bright future for them.

-Nankwanga Joy

Naigaga-Ruth

The pioneer

I am the first client of BRAC’s microfinance programme in Uganda. I went from a stay-at-home mother of eight children to a businesswoman. I have a canteen in a local university, have bought land and built housing rentals. I began looking after the family after my husband got ill. I got the Citi Outstanding Micro-entrepreneurship award in 2010. The women in my community come to me to seek business advice. I feel fulfilled knowing that I am contributing towards socio-economic changes in my community.

-Naigaga Ruth Wamuro

Contact us

BRAC Uganda: Plot 880, Heritage Road, Nsambya, P.O Box 31817, Kampala, Uganda
T: +256714274201
E-mail: bracuganda@brac.net
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