Total loan: $825

Saidah's Group

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Kajjansi, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more potatoes, rice and green bananas.

Saidah's Group's story

Saidah's group is comprised of 10 hard working women. Saidah is 24 years old and lives in the town of Kajjansi in the Abaita Ababiri region of Uganda. She is single and has one child. For the past 2 years, Saidah has been working hard to manage her restaurant, which sells cooked food like green bananas, potatoes, rice and beef.

To help expand her business, Saidah has requested a loan of 3,000,000 Ugandan Shillings (UGX) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more potatoes, rice and green bananas, and will help Saidah to generate greater profits.

Since Saidah is a single mother, she will use the profits of the business to look after her child, buy necessities (like clothes), pay house bills and to provide basic needs for her family, like food, thereby improving their standard of living. Saidah hopes that, in the future, she will be able to open a bigger, well equipped restaurant in order to generate more income.

Saidah is a member of BRAC Uganda'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.