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Total loan: $225

Vivian

Kinoni, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more green bananas, cassava, and tomatoes to increase sales.


Vivian's story

Vivian is 19 years old and lives in the town of Kinoni in the Mbarara region of Uganda. She is married and has one child who is currently in school. For the past two years, Vivian has been working hard to manage her grocery store, which sells green bananas (plantains), cassava, tomatoes, and onions.

To help expand her business, Vivian has requested a loan of 800,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more green bananas, cassava, and tomatoes to increase her sales. Vivian will generate greater profits, her production will increase, and she will earn more revenue. She will manage to buy food for her family and clothes for herself. Vivian hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a family house.

Vivian 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.