Total loan: $275


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Isingiro, Western Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase for more sacks of sugar, salt and maize flour.

Stellah's story

Stellah is 19 years old and lives in the town of Isingiro in the Mbarara region of Uganda. She is divorced and has two children. For the past three years, Stellah has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells essential items like sugar, salt, cooking oil and water.

To help expand her business, Stellah has requested a loan of 1,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more sacks of sugar, salt and maize flour for sale, and will help Stellah to generate greater profits and pay back the loan in time and buy food, pay house bills and other basic needs for her family. Stellah hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land, build rentals, and also own a supermarket.

Stellah 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.