Total loan: $325


Makindye, Central Region, Uganda / Services

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A loan helped to purchase mobile money float.

Edita's story

Edita is 22 years old and lives in the town of Makindye in the Makindye region of Uganda. She is single and has one child. For the past , Edita has been working hard to manage her mobile transactions, which offers mobile money services like sending and receiving of money.

To help expand her business, Edita has requested a loan of 1,200,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase mobile money float, and will help Edita to generate greater profits.

Edita will use the profits of her business to pay school fees for her child, buy for herself and the child personal items like clothes, pay house bills and provide basic needs for the family like food and medical care thereby improving their standard of living. Edita hopes that in the future she will be able to earn more revenue.

Edita 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.