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Fatuma

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Kiyinda, , Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to stock more gonja (plantains) for resale after roasting it.


Fatuma's story

Fatuma is 17 years old and lives in the town of Kiyinda in the Kiyinda region of Uganda. For the past year, Fatuma has been working hard to manage her business, which sells roasted gonja (plantains).

To help expand her business, Fatuma has requested a loan of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to stock more gonja (plantain) for resale after roasting it. It will help Fatuma to generate greater profits and higher profits will be realized from the expanded business, Fatuma will also be in a position to to buy more basic needs at home, improve her standards of living in the short run, and also take care of her siblings. Fatuma hopes that in the future, she will be able to to buy a plot of land.

Fatuma 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.