Total loan: $225


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Isingiro, Western Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy more beans and silver fish.

Susan's story

Susan is 22 years old and lives in the town of Isingiro in the Mbarara region of Uganda. She is married and has one child. For the past 2 years, Susan has been working hard to manage her food stall, which sells beans and silver fish.

To help expand her business, Susan has requested a loan of 800,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more beans and silver fish, and will help Susan to generate greater profits.

Susan will use the profits of the business to assist her husband in paying school fees for their child, buying for herself personal items like clothes, paying house bills. And providing basic needs for the family like food thereby improving on their standards of living. Susan hopes that in the future she will be able to build a rental house in order to generate more income.

Susan 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.