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Total loan: $450

Olivia

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Wobulenzi, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase baking flour, cooking oil, and cassava.


Olivia's story

Olivia is 17 years old and lives in the town of Wobulenzi in the Luwero region of Uganda. For the past two years, Olivia has been working hard to manage her fast food business, which sells fried cassava, samosas, and doughnuts.

To help expand her business, Olivia has requested a loan of 1,600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase baking flour, cooking oil, and cassava, and will help Olivia to generate greater profits.

Using the profits of the business, Olivia will be able to buy personal items like clothes and sanitary towels for herself, and pay house bills and provide basic needs for her family, thereby improving on their standard of living.

Olivia hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a commercial house in order to generate more income.

Olivia 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.