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Total loan: $275

Asiya

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Mityana, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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


Asiya's story

Asiya is 28 years old and lives in the town of Mityana in the Kiyinda region of Uganda. She is married and has three children with two of them currently in school. For the past two years, Asiya has been working hard to manage her food stall, which sells fresh beans, sweet potatoes, and green bananas,.

To help expand her business, Asiya has requested a loan of 1,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more fresh beans, sweet potatoes, and green bananas and will help Asiya to generate greater profits. Asiya's business will expand, hence more profits, and she will be able to support her family thereby improving on their standards of living. Asiya hopes that in the future she will be able to construct a residential house.

Asiya 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.