Total loan: $175


Mubende, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more green bananas, potatoes, onions and tomatoes.

Mackline's story

Mackline is 21 years old and lives in the town of Mubende in the Kisekende region of Uganda. She is married and has one child. For the past two years, Mackline has been working hard to manage her food stall, which sells green bananas, potatoes, onions and tomatoes.

To help expand her business, Mackline has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more green bananas, potatoes, onions and tomatoes, and will help Mackline to generate greater profits.

Mackline will use the profits of the business to assist her husband in paying school fees for their child, buy for herself and the child personal items like clothes, pay house bills and provide basic needs for her family like food, thereby improving on their standards of living. Mackline hopes that in the future, she will be able to open up a wholesale shop.

Mackline 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.