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Total loan: $150

Fauzia

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Kabuusu, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to buy more rice, sugar, wheat flour, macaroons and crates of soda.


Fauzia's story

Fauzia is 21 years old and lives in the town of Kabuusu in the Makindye region of Uganda. She is married and has two children. For the past five years, Fauzia has been working hard to manage her retail shop which sells sugar, wheat flour, soda, rice, water and macaroons.

To help expand her business, Fauzia has requested a loan of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more rice, sugar, wheat flour, macaroons and crates of soda. The loan will help Fauzia to generate greater profits and expand her business. She will be able to provide more basic needs at home, improve on her standard of living and support her children by paying their school dues. Fauzia hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a permanent house.

Fauzia 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.