Total loan: $250


Flag of Uganda
GABA, Central Region, Uganda / Food

Viola's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy more plates, rice, maize flour, and green bananas.

Viola's story

Viola is 16 years old and lives in the town of Ggaba in the Makindye region of Uganda. For the past year, Viola has been working hard to manage her restaurant, which sells cooked food like rice, maize meal, green bananas, and meat.

To help expand her business, Viola has requested a loan of 900,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more plates, rice, maize flour, and green bananas, and will help Viola to generate greater profits. Viola will use the profits of the business to buy for herself personal items like clothes and shoes, pay house bills, and provide basic needs for the family like food and medical care thereby improving on their standards of living. Viola hopes that in the future she will be able to open up a hotel in order to generate more income.

Viola 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.