Total loan: $150


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Mityana, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy a new cooler for her drinks.

Sophia's story

Sophia is 21 years old and lives in the town of Mityana in the Kiyinda region of Uganda. She has one child who is currently in school. For the past year, Sophia has been working hard to manage her beverage business, where she sells milk, soda, water, and juice.

To help expand her business, Sophia has requested a loan of 500,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy a new cooler for her drinks, which will help Sophia to generate greater profits and expand her business. With greater profits, she will be able to afford basic needs and support her family, thereby improving their standard of living. Sophia hopes that, in the future, she will be able to build a commercial building.

Sophia 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.