Total loan: $175


Abaita Ababiri, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy a big saucepan, plates and cups for her restaurant.

Jackline's story

Jackline is 18 years old and lives in the town of Abaita Ababiri in the Abaita Ababiri region of Uganda. For the past two years, Jackline has been working hard to manage her restaurant, which sells cooked food like green bananas and sweet potatoes.

To help expand her business, Jackline has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy a big saucepan, plates and cups so that she can cater to more customers, and will help Jackline to generate greater profits.

From the increased profits, Jackline will be able to pay school fees for her siblings, buy them the school requirements and provide basic needs for her family like food, thereby improving their standard of living.

Jackline hopes that in the future she will be able to open up a big hotel in order to generate more income. She also wants to build a permanent house for her family.

Jackline 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.