Total loan: $275


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Mityana, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to buy rice, sugar, and soap.

Margret's story

Margret is 18 years old and lives in the town of Mityana in the Kiyinda region of Uganda. She is married and has one child. For the past three years, Margret has been working hard to manage her retail business, where she sells rice, soap, sugar, and cassava .

To help expand her business, Margret has requested a loan of 1,000,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy rice, sugar and soap, and will help Margret to generate greater profits.

Margret will be in a position to afford more basic needs and also meet her child's basic needs; hence improve their standard of living. Margret hopes that in the future she will be able to open up a wholesale shop.

Margret 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.