Total loan: $225


Kireka, Central Region, Uganda / Services

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Lydia's story

Lydia is 21 years old and lives in the town of Kireka in the Kireka region of Uganda. For the past 4 years, Lydia has been working hard to manage her water services business, where she sells tap water to residents in her area.

To help expand her business, Lydia has requested a loan of 800,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy materials like water pipes, and will help Lydia to generate greater profits. Lydia will use the profits of the business to buy personal items like clothes and sanitary towels, pay household bills and provide basic needs for the family like food and medical services, improving their standard of living. Lydia hopes that in the future she will be able to build a permanent house.

Lydia 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.