Total loan: $550


Makindye, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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

Gloria's story

Gloria is 21 years old and lives in the town of Makindye in the Makindye region of Uganda. For the past 4 years, Gloria 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, Gloria has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase for more sacks of sugar, salt, and maize flour for sale. It will help Gloria to generate greater profits and pay back the loan in time and buy food, pay house bills and other basic needs for her family. Gloria hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land build rentals and also own a supermarket..

Gloria 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.