Total loan: $550


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Kisasi, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more yellow bananas to increase on her sales.

Sharon's story

Sharon is 17 years old and lives in the town of Kisaasi in the Kireka region of Uganda. For the past 3 years, Sharon has been working hard to manage her grocery store, which sells yellow bananas.

To help expand her business, Sharon has requested a loan of 2,000,0000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more yellow bananas to increase on her sales, and will help Sharon to generate greater profits, and her production will increase and attract more revenue. She will manage to buy food for her family and clothes for herself.

Sharon hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a van that will help in transporting the goods from the village.

Sharon 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.