Total loan: $225


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Mityana, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy more maize, beans, sweet bananas, and sweet potatoes.

Oliver's story

Oliver is 18 years old and lives in the town of Mityana in the Kiyinda region of Uganda. For the past two years, she has been working hard to manage her food stall, which sells green bananas, sweet potatoes, sweet bananas, cassava, and produce like beans and maize.

To help expand her business, Oliver has requested a loan of 800,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more maize, beans, sweet bananas, sweet potatoes, and will help her to generate greater profits. She will be able to realise more profits from the expanded business and also afford more basic needs at home, hence improving on her standard of living. Oliver hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land.

Oliver 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.