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Total loan: $225

Josephine

Mubende, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase sugar, soap, salt, cooking oil, and curry powder.


Josephine's story

Josephine is 24 years old and lives in the town of Mubende, in the Kisekende region of Uganda. She is married and has two children who are both currently in school. For the past four years, Josephine has been working hard to manage her retail business, which sells sugar, soap, cooking oil, and curry powder.

To help expand her business, Josephine has requested a loan of 800,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase sugar, soap, salt, cooking oil, and curry powder. This will help Josephine to generate greater profits and therefore, she will be able to cater to her family's needs, hence improving their standard of living.

Josephine hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a car.

Josephine 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.