Total loan: $150


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Mityana, Central Region, Uganda / Agriculture

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Peace's story

Peace is 20 years old and lives in the town of Mityana in the Kiyinda region of Uganda. She is married and has two children, with one of them currently in school. For the past year, Peace has been working hard to manage her farming business, which grows and sells vegetables.

To help expand her business, Peace has requested a loan of 500,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase seedlings and pesticide spray and will help Peace to generate greater profits. Peace will use the profits of the business to assist her husband in paying school fees for their children, buy for herself and the children personal items such as clothes, pay house bills and provide basic needs for her family like food, thereby improving on their standard of living. Peace hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build residential homes. She also hopes to open up a retail shop in order to generate more income.

Peace 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.