Total loan: $450


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Namutumba, Eastern Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy more bags of rice, millet, maize, beans, sorghum, and soy beans.

Fauza's story

Fauza is 18 years old and lives in the town of Namutumba in the Iganga region of Uganda. For the past three years, Fauza has been working hard to manage her food business, which sells rice, soy beans, millet, maize, beans, and sorghum.

To help expand her business, Fauza has requested a loan of 1,600,000 UGX (Ugandan Shillings) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more bags of rice, millet, maize, beans, sorghum, and soy beans and will help her to generate greater profits.

Using the profits of the business, Fauza will be able to buy herself personal items like clothes, pay house bills, and provide basic needs like food for her family, and thereby improving on their standard of living. Fauza hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a grinding machine for maize and cassava in order to generate more income.

Fauza 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.