Total loan: $250


Kasangati, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to buy flour, sugar, cooking oil, and Irish potatoes.

Milly's story

Milly is 24 years old and lives in the town of Kasangati in the Kasangati region of Uganda. She is married and has two children with one of them currently in school. For the past two years, Milly has been working hard to manage her retail store, which sells flour, sugar, cooking oil, and fried Irish potatoes.

To help expand her business, Milly has requested a loan of 900,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy flour, sugar, cooking oil, and Irish potatoes, and it will help Milly to generate greater profits. Milly's business will expand, hence more profits, and she will be able to cater for basic needs at home and improve their standards of living. Milly hopes that in the future she will be able to buy another plot of land.

Milly 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.