Total loan: $175


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Njeru, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more green vegetables, tomatoes, onions, and fruits.

Fiona's story

Fiona is 21 years old and lives in the town of Njeru in the Njeru region of Uganda. For the past 5 years, Fiona has been working hard to manage her grocery store, which sells green bananas, cassava, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, etc .

To help expand her business, Fiona has requested a loan of 600,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more green vegetables, tomatoes, onions, and fruits to increase on her sales, and will help Fiona 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 her children. Fiona hopes that in the future she will be able to go back to school for studies and become a teacher and hopefully become a Banker of BRAC Uganda Bank one day.

Fiona 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.