Total loan: $350


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Seeta, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more sugar, water, soda and biscuits.

Hope's story

Hope is 19 years old and lives in the town of Seeta in the Kireka region of Uganda. For the past two years, Hope has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells sugar, soda, water, biscuits and cakes.

To help expand her business, Hope has requested a loan of 1,250,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more sugar, water, soda and biscuits, and will help Hope to generate greater profits.

Hope will use the profits of the business to buy for herself personal items like clothes and shoes, pay school fees for her siblings, pay house bills and provide basic needs for the family like food, thereby improving their standard of living. Hope hopes that in the future she will be able to open another branch of her retail shop in order to generate more income.

Hope 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.