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Total loan: $550

Olivia

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Kabuusu, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more baking flour, cooking oil and a sack of Irish potatoes.


Olivia's story

Olivia is 17 years old and lives in the town of Kabuusu in the Makindye region of Uganda. For the past 2 years, Olivia has been working hard to manage her catering business, which sells fast foods.

To help expand her business, Olivia has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more baking flour, cooking oil and a sack of Irish potatoes and other missing items to support the business. This will help Olivia to generate greater profits and improve on her family's standard of living by providing them with enough basic needs. Olivia hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land.

Olivia 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.