Total loan: $175

Rehema Salaama

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Mityana, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy more cooking oil and wheat flour.

Rehema Salaama's story

Rehema Salaama is 20 years old and lives in the town of Mityana in the Kiyinda region of Uganda. she is single and has no kids For the past 2 years, Rehema Salaama has been working hard to manage her snacks business, which sells chapati and pancakes.

To help expand her business, Rehema Salaama has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more cooking oil and wheat flour so as to boost business in the short run, and will help Rehema Salaama to generate greater profits and expand the business. As profits increase, Rehema will be in position to improve the standards of living, support her siblings and contribute to the respective school fees as well.

Rehema Salaama hopes that in the future she will be able to to buy a brand new fridge to boost her business.

Rehema Salaama 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.