Total loan: $200


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Lyantonde, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase more sacks of sugar, salt and maize flour to sell.

Daphine's story

Daphine is 18 years old and lives in the town of Lyantonde in the Mbarara region of Uganda. For the past 2 years, she has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells essential items like sugar, salt, cooking oil and water.

To help expand her business, Daphine has requested a loan of 700,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more sacks of sugar, salt and maize flour to sell. The loan will help Daphine to generate greater profits to pay back the loan in time and buy food, pay house bills, and meet the other basic needs of her family. Daphine hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land to build rentals and also own a wholesale shop.

Daphine 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.