Total loan: $250

Rose Maria

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Nansana, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy wheat flour and cooking oil for her catering business.

Rose Maria's story

Rose Maria is 22 years old and lives in the town of Nansana in the Nansana region of Uganda. She is married and has three children. Two of them are currently in school. For the past three years, Rose Maria has been working hard to manage her catering business, which sells snacks, chapati, doughnuts, cassava, and pancakes.

To help expand her business, Rose Maria has requested a loan of 900,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy wheat flour and cooking oil and will help Rose Maria generate greater profits. Rose Maria will be able realize more profits from the business, and therefore, she will be able to cater for her family, improving on their standards of living. Rose Maria hopes that in the future she will be able to construct a residential house.

Rose Maria 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.