Total loan: $175


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Luwero, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy onions, cabbage and yellow bananas.

Molly's story

Molly is 17 years old and lives in the town of Luwero in the Luwero region of Uganda. She is married and has 2 children with 1 of them currently in school. For the past 2 years, Molly has been working hard to manage her food stall, which sells onions, cabbage, yellow bananas and potatoes.

To help expand her business, Molly has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy onions, cabbage and yellow bananas, and will help Molly to generate greater profits. Molly will use the profits of her business to assist her husband in paying school fees for their children, buying for herself personal items like clothes, paying house bills and providing basic needs for the family like food thereby improving on their standard of living. Molly hopes that, in the future, she will be able to start growing pineapples.

Molly 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.