Edith is 19 years old and lives in the town of Wobulenzi in the Luwero region of Uganda. She is married and has one child. For the past 3 years, Edith has been working hard to manage her small farm, which grows fresh produce that Edith then sells at her food stall.
To help expand her business, Edith has requested a loan of 300,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase seeds, and will help Edith to generate greater profits and provide for her family's basic needs. Edith hopes that in the future she will be able to become a big business women.
Edith is a member of BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program. In addition to microfinance loans, the program provides both a safe place for young Ugandan women to take part in group activities, and a forum for life-skills training. The ELA program has increased Edith's future prospects by helping her to improve her business knowledge.
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.