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Total loan: $550


kibuli, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase a deep fryer, stove, chicken and potatoes.

Teddy's story

Teddy is 23 years old and lives in the town of Kibuli in the Makindye region of Uganda. She is single and has two children with one of them currently in school. For the past three years, Teddy has been working hard to manage her restaurant, where she sells fries, chicken, rice and meat.

To help expand her business, Teddy has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan shillings (UGX) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase a deep fryer, stove, chicken and potatoes, and will help Teddy to generate greater profits. Since Teddy is a single mother, she will use the profits of the business to pay school fees for her children, buy personal items like clothes for herself and her children, pay house bills and provide basic needs for the family like food, thereby improving their standard of living. Teddy hopes that in the future she will be able to own a big number of businesses in her area.

Teddy 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.