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Total loan: $425

Zukurah

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Matuga, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy sweet and irish potatoes and green bananas.


Zukurah's story

Zukurah is 27 years old and lives in the town of Matuga in the Kawempe region of Uganda. She is married and has three children, two of whom are currently in school.

For the past four years, Zukurah has been working hard to manage her food stall, which sells green bananas and Irish and sweet potatoes. To help expand her business, she has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy sweet and Irish potatoes and green bananas,

The loan will help Zukurah to generate greater profits and therefore enable her to better cater to her home's needs and medical expenses, hence improving their standard of living.

Zukurah hopes that in the future she will be able to expand to a wholesale shop.

Zukurah 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.