Total loan: $275


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Nakifuma, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy onions, tomatoes, green bananas.

Violah's story

Violah is 27 years old and lives in the town of Nakifuma in the Kasangati region of Uganda. She is married and has 4 children. For the past 3 years, Violah has been working hard to manage her food stall, which sells tomatoes, onions, green bananas.

To help expand her business, Violah has requested a loan of 1000000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy onions, tomatoes, green bananas, and will help Violah to generate greater profits. Violah then will be in position to afford more basic needs, and also meet her family's basic needs, hence improve on their standard of living. Violah hopes that in the future she will be able to buy land and build rentals.

Violah 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.