Total loan: $225


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Abaita Ababiri, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy more fish, potatoes, cooking oil, and charcoal for the food production business.

Margret's story

Margret is 17 years old and lives in the town of Abaita Ababiri in the Abaita Ababiri region of Uganda. For the past two years she has been working hard to manage her fast food business, which sells fries and fried fish.

To help expand her business, she has requested a loan of 800,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more fish, potatoes, cooking oil, and charcoal, and will help her to generate greater profits. She will use the profits of the business to pay school fees for her siblings, buy personal items like clothes and shoes for herself, pay house bills, and provide basic needs for the family like food, thereby improving on their standard of living. She hopes that in the future she will be able to open a big restaurant to generate more income.

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.