Total loan: $450


Bulenga, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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

Zaituni's story

Zaituni is 23 years old and lives in the town of Bulenga in the Kyengera region of Uganda. For the past two 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, she has requested a loan of 1,600,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more sacks of sugar, salt, and maize flour to sell, and will help Zaituni to generate greater profits, pay back the loan in time, and buy food and pay house bills and other basic needs for her family. She hopes that in the future she will be able to buy land and build a house.

Zaituni 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.