Total loan: $150


Pallisa, Eastern Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more fish, baking flour, and cooking oil for her fast food business.

Hajjira's story

Hajjira is 17 years old and lives in the town of Pallisa in the Iganga region of Uganda. For the past 2 years, Hajjira has been working hard to manage her fast food business, which sells fish and chapati.

To help expand her business, Hajjira has requested a loan of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more fish, baking flour, and cooking oil, and will help Hajjira to generate greater profits. Hajjira will use the profits of the business to buy personal items for herself like shoes and clothes, pay house bills, and provide basic needs for the family like food, thereby improving on their standards of living. Hajjira hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land.

Hajjira 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.