Total loan: $225


Ishaka, Western Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy more green bananas to sell at her food stall.

Jennifer's story

Jennifer is 19 years old and lives in the town of Ishaka in the Kabwohe region of Uganda. For the past two years, Jennifer has been working hard to manage her food stall, which sells green bananas.

To help expand her business, Jennifer has requested a loan of 800,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more green bananas, and will help Jennifer to generate greater profits. Jennifer's business will expand and she will be able to provide for basic needs at home and improve their standard of living. Jennifer hopes that in the future she will be able to open up a retail shop.

Jennifer 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.