Total loan: $325


Wobulenzi, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to buy more sugar, salt, maize flour and rice.

Recheal's story

Recheal is 18 years old and lives in the town of Wobulenzi in the Luweero region of Uganda. For the past 2 years, Recheal has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells sugar, salt, maize flour, rice, sodas and water.

To help expand her business, Recheal has requested a loan of 1,200,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more sugar, salt, maize flour and rice, and will help Recheal to generate greater profits. Using the profits of the business, Recheal will be able to buy her personal items like clothes and shoes, pay house bills, and provide basic needs for the family like food, thereby improving on their standards of living.

Recheal hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land.

Recheal 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.