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Total loan: $350

Sharon

Kangulumira, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase stalls for installation where she will be placing her soft drinks.


Sharon's story

Sharon is 23 years old and lives in the town of Kangulumira in the Njeru region of Uganda. She is married and has two children. For the past two years, Sharon has been working hard to manage her food business, which sells soft drinks like water and ice cream.

To help expand her business, Sharon has requested a loan of 1,250,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase stalls for installation where she will be placing her soft drinks, and will help Sharon to generate greater profits. Sharon will use the profits from the business to pay school fees for her children, buy the children personal items (like clothes), pay house bills, and provide the basic needs for the family (like food), thereby improving their standards of living. Sharon hopes that in the future, she will be able to start rearing goats and pigs in order to generate more income.

Sharon 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.