Total loan: $550


Rubirizi, Western Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy more coffee and green bananas.

Justine's story

Justine is 19 years old and lives in the town of Rubirizi in the Kabwohe region of Uganda. She is married and has 2 children who are currently in school. For the past 3 years, Justine has been working hard to manage her food stall, from which she sells green bananas and coffee.

To help expand her business, Justine has requested a loan of 2,000,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more coffee and green bananas, and will help Justine to generate greater profits. Thus, she will be in position to care for her basic needs at home and improve their standard of living. Justine hopes that in the future she will be able to finish building her house.

Justine 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.