Total loan: $175


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Bombo, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to buy tomatoes, and cooking oil.

Dezi's story

Dezi is 21 years old and lives in the town of Bombo in the Luwero region of Uganda. She has one child. For the past 3 years, Dezi has been working hard to manage her retail business, which sells snacks and tomatoes.

To help expand her business, Dezi has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy tomatoes and cooking oil. The loan will help Dezi generate greater profits and Dezi will realize more profits from the expanded business, will be able to cater for her family. Hence she will be in position to improve her standards of living. Dezi hopes that in the future she will be able to rear goats and pigs.

Dezi is a member of BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program. In addition to microfinance loans, the program provides both as a safe place for young Ugandan women to take part in group activities, and as a forum for life-skills training.