Total loan: $550


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Lira, Northern Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy crates of soda, sugar for making passion juice and drinking water.

Sharon's story

Sharon is 25 years old and lives in the town of Lira in the Lira region of Uganda. She is married and has two children, one of whom is currently in school. For the past four years, Sharon has been working hard to manage her business of beverage sales. She sells soft drinks like passion juice, water and sodas.

To help expand her business, Sharon requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy enough crates of soda, sugar for the passion juice, and drinking water and will help Sharon to generate greater profits. Her production will increase and attract more revenue. She will manage to buy food for her family. Sharon hopes that in the future she will be able to buy land and build a house for heself.

Sharon 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.