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Total loan: $175

Monica

Lira, Northern Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy more goats and cows for meat to sell.


Monica's story

Monica is 23 years old and lives in the town of Lira in the Lira region of Uganda. She is married and has two children, with one of them currently in school. For the past two years, Monica has been working hard to manage her butcher store, which sells fresh meat.

To help expand her business, Monica has requested a loan of 600,000 UGX (Ugandan Shillings) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more goats and cows for meat to sell, and will help Monika to generate greater profits. She is working hard to have a good life by providing herself with enough clothes and food for her family. Monica hopes that in the future, she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a bigger house for her family and also to have a bigger market for her business.

Monica 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.