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Total loan: $425


Kasese, Western Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy tomatoes, cassava and green bananas.

Doreen's story

Doreen is 23 years old and lives in the town of Kasese in the Kasese region of Uganda. She has one child who is currently in school. For the past 4 years, Doreen has been working hard to manage her food stall, which sells fresh food, cassava, green bananas and tomatoes.

To help expand her business, Doreen has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy tomatoes, cassava and green bananas, and will help Doreen to generate greater profits to realize more profits from the expanded business. She will be in position to improve her standard of living by providing basic needs. Doreen hopes that in the future she will be able to buy land and set up a retail shop.

Doreen 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.