Total loan: $275


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Ishaka, Western Region, Uganda / Food

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Ruth's story

Ruth is 17 years old and lives in the town of Ishaka in the Kabwohe region of Uganda. For the past 2 years, Ruth has been working hard to manage her retail business, which sells sugar, soap, rice, cooking oil, and maize flour.

To help expand her business, Ruth has requested a loan of 1,000,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more rice, sugar, and maize flour, and will help Ruth to generate greater profits and expand her business, enabling her to cater to basic needs at home, thereby improving on her family's standards of living. Ruth hopes that in the future she will be able to start up a beauty salon.

Ruth 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.