Total loan: $250


Nyendo, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to stock sugar, rice, soap, and maize flour.

Ruth's story

Ruth is 16 years old and lives in the town of Nyendo in the Masaka region of Uganda. For the past year, Ruth has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells sugar, soap, maize flour, cooking oil, and rice.

To help expand her business, Ruth has requested a loan of 900,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to stock sugar, rice, soap, and maize flour, and will help Ruth to generate greater profits. When Ruth realizes more profits from the expanded business, she will be in position to improve on her standards of living, provide basic needs at home, and pay school fees for her children. Ruth hopes that in the future she will be able to become a strong business lady.

Ruth 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.