Total loan: $575


Jinja, Eastern Region, Uganda / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy more chicken feed to sell at his convenient store.

James's story

James is 40 years old and lives in the town of Jinja in the Jinja region of eastern Uganda. He has three children, with two of them currently in school. For the past 11 years, James has been working hard to manage his poultry business, which deals in rearing chickens.

To help expand his business, James has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more chicken feed to sell at his convenient store, and will help James to generate greater profits and provide for the basic needs of his family and pay their school fees. James hopes that in the future he will be able to own a big poultry farm to create jobs in his community.

James 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.