Total loan: $500


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Kayunga, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy more fresh varieties of food like maize flour and green bananas for her restaurant.

Mary's story

Mary is 24 years old and lives in the town of Kayunga in the Nyeru region of Uganda. She is married and has 3 children, with 2 of them currently in school. For the past 3 years, Mary has been working hard to manage her restaurant, which sells cooked food and soft drinks.

To help expand her business, Mary has requested a loan of 1,800,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more fresh varieties of food like maize flour, green bananas and beans, together with saucepans and plates. This will help Mary generate greater profits and improve her family's standard of living by providing them enough food. Mary hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a house of her own.

Mary is a member of BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program. In addition to microfinance loans, the program provides a safe place for young Ugandan women to take part in group activities and a forum for life-skills training.