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Total loan: $425

Brenda

Bombo, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase more sacks of sugar, salt and maize flour to sell.


Brenda's story

Brenda is 19 years old and lives in the town of Luwero in the Luwero region of Uganda. She has one child. For the past three years, Brenda has been working hard to manage her retail shop, where she sells essential items like sugar, salt, cooking oil and water.

To help expand her business, Brenda has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan shillings (UGX) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more sacks of sugar, salt and maize flour to sell. This will help Brenda to generate greater profits and pay back the loan, buy food, pay house bills and buy other basic needs for her family. Brenda hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land, build rentals and also own a supermarket.

Brenda 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.