Total loan: $150


Kiyinda, , Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy more green bananas and potatoes.

Margret's story

Margret is 21 years old, married, and has two children. She lives in the town of Kiyinda in the Kiyinda region of Uganda. For the past year, Margret has been working hard to manage her food stall, selling green bananas and potatoes.

To help expand her business, Margret requested a loan from BRAC Uganda for 500,000 Ugandan Shillings, which she will use to buy more green bananas and potatoes. This loan will help Margret to generate greater profits. She will use the profits of the business to assist her husband in paying school fees for their children, buying personal items for herself, paying house bills, and providing basic needs for the family such as food, thereby improving their standard of living. Margret hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and construct a farm in order to generate more income.

Margret 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.