Total loan: $350


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Njeru, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to stock more maize flour, rice and beans to resell.

Victoria's story

Victoria is 28 years old and lives in the town of Nyeru in the Nyeru region of Uganda. She is married and has two children. For the past two years, Victoria has been working hard to manage her produce store, which sells maize flour, rice and beans.

To help expand her business, Victoria has requested a loan of 1,200,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to stock more maize flour, rice and beans for resale. This will help Victoria to generate greater profits and her production will increase and attract more revenue. She will manage to provide other family necessities like clothes for her children and save some money for paying school fees next year.

Victoria hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and construct a bigger house for her family.

Victoria 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.