Total loan: $275


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Kiyinda, , Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy crates of soda and water boxes.

Margret's story

Margret is 21 years old and lives in the town of Kiyinda in the Kiyinda region of Uganda. She is married and has four children with three of them currently in school. For the past three years, Margret has been working hard to manage her beverages business selling soft drinks, soda, water and juice.

To help expand her business, Margret has requested a loan of 1,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy crates of soda and water boxes to help Margret generate and realize more profits from the expanded business so that she can be in the position to improve her standards of living by catering to basic home needs. Margret hopes that in the future, she will be able to renovate her residential house.

Margret 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.