Total loan: $275


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Iganga, Eastern Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to buy sacks of sugar, salt, and rice.

Jackline's story

Jackline is 22 years old and lives in the town of Iganga in the Iganga region of Uganda. She has two children. For the past four years, she has been working hard to manage her retail, which sells sugar, salt, soap, rice, maize flour.

To help expand her business, Jackline has requested a loan of 1,000,000 UGX (Ugandan Shillings) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy sacks of sugar, salt, and rice, and will help Jackline generate greater profits. Therefore, she will be able to cater for her home's needs, hence improving on their standards of living. She hopes that in the future she will be able to build a commercial house.

Jackline 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.