Total loan: $225


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Makindye, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to buy more biscuits, buns, and sweets to sell.

Juliet's story

Juliet is 18 years old and lives in the town of Makindye in the Makindye region of Uganda. She has two children with one of them currently in school. For the past 3 years, Juliet has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells buns, biscuits, sweets, and charcoal stoves.

To help expand her business, Juliet has requested a loan of 800,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more biscuits, buns, and sweets to sell, and will help Juliet to generate greater profits. With the increased sales revenue from increased sales, Juliet will be able to provide more basic needs at home, support her children and improve on the general standards of living. Juliet hopes that in the future she will be able to open up a bigger shop.

Juliet 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.