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Total loan: $500


Kisekende, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy crates of soda and water boxes.

Caroline's story

Caroline is 19 years old and lives in the town of Kisekende in the Kisekende region of Uganda. She has one child. For the past three years, Caroline has been working hard to manage her beverages business, which sells soft drinks, soda, water, and juice.

To help expand her business, Caroline has requested a loan of 1,800,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy crates of soda and water boxes, and will help Caroline to generate greater profits. Her business will expand; therefore, Caroline will be able to meet the basic needs at home and pay school fees for her child, thereby improving their standards of living. Caroline hopes that in the future she will be able to open up a hardware store.

Caroline 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.