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Total loan: $250

Hajarah

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kibuli, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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


Hajarah's story

Hajarah is 19 years old and lives in the town of Kabuusu in the Makindye region of Uganda.

For the past 3 years, Hajarah has been working hard to manage her grocery store which sells green bananas (plantains), cassava, tomatoes, and onions.

To help expand her business, Hajarah has requested a loan of 900,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more green bananas, cassava, and tomatoes to increase her sales. This will help Hajarah to generate greater profits and her production will increase and attract more revenue. She will manage to buy food for her family and clothes for herself.

Hajarah hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a family house.

Hajarah 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.