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Total loan: $150

Sylvia

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Abaita Ababiri, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy more sacks of potatoes, raw cassava and cooking oil to foster increased production for her clients.


Sylvia's story

Sylvia is 17 years old and lives in the town of Abaita Ababiri in the Abaita Ababiri region of Uganda. She has 2 children. For the past 2 years, Sylvia has been working hard to manage her food business which sells fried cassava, chips and other pancakes to earn her a living.

To help expand her business, Sylvia has requested a loan of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more sacks of potatoes, raw cassava and cooking oil to foster increased production for her clients and will help Sylvia generate greater profits and expand her business, hence more profits. Sylvia will be able to afford more basic needs and clothing and support her children thereby improving on their standard of living. Sylvia hopes that in the future she will be able to buy her own piece of land and construct a family home.

Sylvia 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.