Total loan: $200


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kibuli, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more green bananas, cassava, and sweet potatoes to sell.

Jackie's story

Jackie is 21 years old and lives in the town of Kibuli in the Kasangati region of Uganda. She has 2 children, with 1 of them currently in school. For the past 2 years, Jackie has been working hard to manage her grocery store, which sells green bananas (plantains), cassava, tomatoes, etc.

To help expand her business, Jackie has requested a loan of 700,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more green bananas, cassava, and sweet potatoes to increase on her sales, which will help Jackie to generate greater profits and increase her production to earn more revenue. She will manage to buy food for her family and clothes for her children. Jackie hopes that in the future, she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a family house.

Jackie 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.