Total loan: $250

Lidia's Group

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kasambya, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy more food items like green bananas, Irish potatoes, and cassava for her business.

Lidia's Group's story

Lidia's group is comprised of 2 hard-working women. Lidia is 20 years old and lives in the town of Kasambya in the Kisekende region of Uganda. For the past year, Lidia has been working hard to manage her food stall, which sells fresh food like green bananas, Irish potatoes, and cassava.

To help expand her business, Lidia has requested a share of 900,000 Ugandan Shillings (UGX) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more food items like green bananas, Irish potatoes, and cassava, and will help Lidia to generate greater profits. The profits from the business will be used by Lidia to assist her husband in paying house bills, buying for herself necessities like clothing, and providing basic needs for her family like food, thereby improving their standard of living. Lidia hopes that in the future she will be able to rear goats, pigs, and poultry to generate more revenue. She also plans to own a shop so that she can earn more income.

Lidia 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.