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Total loan: $150

Christine

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Matuga, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy cassava and Irish potatoes.


Christine's story

Christine is 21 years old and lives in the town of Matugga, in the Kawempe region of Uganda. For the past two years, Christine has been working hard to manage her catering business, which sells snacks like cassava, fried Irish potatoes, and samosas.

To help expand her business, Christine has requested a loan of 500,000 UGX (Ugandan Shillings) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy cassava and Irish potatoes, and will help Christine to generate greater profits. This will enable the business to expand, and therefore, Christine will be able to meet her basic needs at home, and different home bills, thereby improving on her standards of living. Christine hopes that in the future she will be able to build rentals.

Christine 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.