Total loan: $550


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Mityana, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy sacks of sugar, salt, and rice.

Harriet's story

Harriet is 20 years old and lives in the town of Mityana in the Kiyinda region of Uganda. She has two children, who are both currently in school. For the past four years, Harriet has been working hard to manage her retail business, where she sells sugar, salt, soap, rice, and maize flour.

To help expand her business, Harriet has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy sacks of sugar, salt and rice, and will help Harriet to generate greater profits.

Harriet will be in a position to afford more basic needs and also improve her standard of living, contribute to respective bills, like medication, and cater for her family.

Harriet hopes that in the future, she will be able to expand to a wholesale shop.

Harriet 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.