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Total loan: $175

Ritah

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Kisasi, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy enough crates of soda, sugar for passion juice, and drinking water.


Ritah's story

Ritah is 24 years old and lives in the town of Kisaai in the Kireka region of Uganda. She has one child. For the past 2 years, Ritah has been working hard to manage her beverage business, which sells soft drinks like passion juice, water, and sodas.

To help expand her business, Ritah has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy enough crates of soda, sugar for passion juice, and drinking water. This will help Ritah to generate greater profits and improve her standards of living by buying things (like food) for her family. Ritah hopes that in the future, she will be able to own a house.

Ritah 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.