Total loan: $275


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Wobulenzi, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy more beans and eggplant to sell.

Resty's story

Resty is 22 years old and lives in the town of Wobulenzi, in the Luwero region of Uganda. She is married and has two children, with one of them currently in school. For the past two years, Resty has been working hard to manage her grocery store, which sells fresh beans, eggplant, and tomatoes.

To help expand her business, Resty has requested a loan of 1,000,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more beans and eggplant to sell, and will help Resty to generate greater profits. Business will therefore expand. Resty will be able to pay her different bills and also meet the basic necessities for her children, thereby improving their standard of living. Resty hopes that in the future she will be able to open up a food stall.

Resty 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.