Total loan: $450


Kiyinda, , Uganda / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase chicken feed, vaccines and animal feeders.

Winny's story

Winny is 24 years old and lives in the town of Kiyinda in the Kiyinda region of Uganda. She is married and has four children, three of whom are currently in school. For the past three years, Winny has been working hard to manage her livestock farm, which sells piglets, chickens and eggs.

To help expand her business, Winny has requested a loan of 1,600,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase chicken feed, vaccines and animal feeders, and will help Winny to generate greater profits. Winny will use the profits of the business to assist her husband in paying school fees for their children, paying household bills and providing basic needs for the family like food and medical care, thereby improving their standard of living.

Winny hopes that in the future, she will be able to buy a motorcycle, which will help her in business operations. Winny 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.