Total loan: $450


Wakiso, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy food items, green bananas, meat, saucepans, cutlery and plates for her restaurant.

Agnes's story

Agnes is 19 years old, and lives in the town of Wakiso in the Nansana region of Uganda. She is Married with one child. For the past 3 years, Agnes has been working hard to manage her restaurant, which sells cooked food, green bananas, met, rice, posho, ground nuts, tea, cassava and pancakes.

To help expand her business, Agnes has requested a loan of 1600000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy food items, green bananas, meat, saucepans, cutlery and plates. Agnes will be able to realize more profits from the expanded business. Therefore she will be in a position to pay for her basic needs at home and school fees for her child, thereby improving their the standards of living. Agnes hopes that in the future she will be able to open up a bigger restaurant.

Agnes 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.