Total loan: $100


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Nansana, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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Jane's story

Jane is 25 years old and lives in the town of Nansana in the Nansana region of Uganda. She is married and has five children with four of them currently in school. For the past two years, Jane has been working hard to manage her fruits and vegetables business where she sells fresh food, vegetables, tomatoes, onions, and carrots.

To help expand her business, Jane has requested a loan of 350,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy carrots, tomatoes, and onions, and will help Jane to generate greater profits. Jane will realize more profits from the expanded business and she will be in a position to improve her standard of living and pay school fees for her children. Jane hopes that in the future, she will be able to start a wholesale produce stall.

Jane 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.