Total loan: $875

Babra's Group

Rukoki, Western Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy passionfruit, mangoes and beetroots.

Babra's Group's story

Babra's group is comprised of six hardworking women. Babra is 23 years old and lives in the town of Rukoki in the Kasese region of Uganda. For the past three years, she has been working hard to manage her food stall, which sells oranges, mangoes and passionfruit.

To help expand her business, Babra has requested a share of 3,150,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy passionfruit, mangoes and beetroots, and will help her to generate greater profits. Using the profits of the business, Babra will be able to buy for herself personal items like sanitary towels and clothes, pay house bills and provide basic needs for the family, thereby improving their standard of living. Babra hopes that in the future she will be able to build a permanent house.

Babra 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.