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Total loan: $375

Josephine

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Matuga, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more green vegetables and tomatoes for resale.


Josephine's story

Josephine is 20 years old and lives in the town of Matugga in the Kawempe region of Uganda. She is married and has one child. For the past three years, Josephine has been working hard to manage her grocery store, where she sells fruits and vegetables.

To help expand her business, Josephine has requested a loan of 1,300,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more green vegetables and tomatoes for resale. This will help Josephine to generate greater profits, invest more in her business and buy food for her family.

Josephine hopes that in the future, she will be able to have the biggest grocery store in the entire community.

Josephine 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.