Total loan: $425


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kibuli, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy sugar, Prestige [margarine], wheat, and cake flavors.

Shagia's story

Shagia is 17 years old and lives in the town of Kibuli in the Makindye region of Uganda. For the past 2 years, Shagia has been working hard to manage her bakery, which bakes and sells cakes.

To help expand her business, Shagia has requested a loan of 1500000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy sugar, Prestige [margarine], wheat, and cake flavors, and will help Shagia to generate greater profits. Shagia will be able realize more profits and therefore, she will also be able to cater to her family's needs, hence improving their standard of living. Shagia hopes that in the future she will be able to educate people on how to save their money.

Shagia 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.