Total loan: $150


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Kiyinda, , Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy sweet and Irish potatoes and cassava for her food stall business.

Samalie's story

Samalie is 20 years old and lives in the town of Kiyinda in the Kiyinda region of Uganda. For the past two years, Samalie has been working hard to manage her food stall, which sells green bananas, cassava, and Irish and sweet potatoes.

To help expand her business, Samalie has requested a loan of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy sweet and Irish potatoes and cassava. Samalie will be able realize more profit from the expanded business, and she will be able to meet her family's needs, hence improving their standard of living. Samalie hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a motorbike.

Samalie 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.