Total loan: $350


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kibuli, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy sacks of sugar, salt and rice for resale.

Doreen's story

Doreen is 20 years old and lives in the town of Kibuli, in the Makindye region of Uganda. She has one child.

For the past three years, Doreen has been working hard to manage her retail business, selling sugar, salt, soap, rice, and maize flour.

To help expand her business, Doreen has requested a loan of 1,200,000 Ugandan Shillings (UGX) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy sacks of sugar, salt and rice, and will help Doreen to generate greater profits. Doreen's business will expand and she will be able to provide basic needs at home, thereby improving her family's standard of living. Doreen hopes that, in the future, she will be able to buy land and build a house.

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.