Total loan: $575

Sylivia's Group

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Bulenga, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase a frying pan, cooking oil and cassava.

Sylivia's Group's story

Sylivia's group is comprised of two hardworking women. Sylivia is 24 years old and lives in the town of Bulenga in the Kiyinda region of Uganda. She has four children who are all currently in school. For the past three years, Sylivia has been working hard to manage her catering business, through which she sells snacks like fried cassava and Irish potatoes.

To help expand her business, Sylivia has requested a share of 2,100,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase a frying pan, cooking oil and cassava, and will help Sylivia to generate greater profits. Higher profits will be realized from the expanded business. Sylivia will provide more basic needs at home, improve on the standards of living, and pay school fees for her children as well.

Sylivia hopes that in the future she will be able to open up a food stall.

Sylivia 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.