Total loan: $275


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Mityana, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy cooking oil and wheat flour.

Sylivia's story

Sylivia is 20 years old and lives in the town of Mityana in the Kiyinda region of Uganda. She is married and has 3 children with 2 of them currently in school. For the past 4 years, Sylivia has been working hard to manage her catering, which sells chapati, samosas snacks.

To help expand her business, Sylivia has requested a loan of 1,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy cooking oil and wheat flour, and will help Sylivia to generate greater profits and business will expand. Therefore, Sylivia will be able to meet the basic needs at home, care for her children and different home bills, thereby improving on standards of living. Sylivia hopes that in the future she will be able to build rentals.

Sylivia 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.