Total loan: $225


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Kabuusu, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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

Ruth's story

Ruth is 25 years old and lives in the town of Kabuusu in the Makindye region of Uganda. She has one child who is currently in school. For the past four years, she has been working hard to manage her retail, which sells soda, sugar, maize flour, rice, cooking oil, and baking flour.

To help expand her business, Ruth has requested a loan of 800,000 UGX (Ugandan Shillings) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy sugar, soda, maize flour, and rice and will help Ruth to generate greater profits. Ruth will be able realize more profits, and therefore, she will be able to cater for her home, hence improving on their standards of living. Ruth hopes that in the future she will be able to expand to a wholesale shop.

Ruth 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.