Total loan: $475


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Buwama, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase for more sacks of sugar, salt and maize flour.

Tracy's story

Tracy is 19 years old and lives in the town of Buwama in the Kyengera region of Uganda. For the past 6 years, Tracy has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells essential items like sugar, salt, cooking oil and water.

To help expand her business, Tracy has requested a loan of 1,800,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more sacks of sugar, salt and maize flour for sale. This will help Tracy generate greater profits so she can manage to buy food for her family and take care of herself. Tracy hopes that in the future she will be able to have the biggest shoe selling business in the entire community.

Tracy 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.