Total loan: $250


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Kireka, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy spinach, cabbage, tomatoes and cassava.

Hamidah's story

Hamidah is 23 years old and lives in the town of Kireka in the Kireka region of Uganda. For the past two years, she has been working hard to manage her food stall, which sells yellow bananas, watermelons, pineapples, pawpaws, cabbages and avocados.

To help expand her business, Hamidah has requested a loan of 900,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy spinach, cabbage, tomatoes and cassava and will help her to generate greater profits. Hamidah will use the profits from the business to buy herself personal items like clothes and shoes, pay household bills, and provide basic needs for the family like food, thereby improving their standard of living. Hamidah hopes that in the future, she will be able to open up a big grocery store in order to generate more income.

Hamidah 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.