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Total loan: $200


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Abaita Ababiri, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more green bananas, cassava, and sweet potatoes.

Sylivia's story

Sylivia is 25 years old and lives in the town of Abaita Ababiri in the Abaita Ababiri region of Uganda. She is married and has two children with one of them currently in school. For the past threer years, Sylivia has been working hard to manage her grocery store in which she sells green bananas (plantains), Irish potatoes, tomatoes, etc.

To help expand her business, Sylivia has requested a loan of 700,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more green bananas, cassava, and sweet potatoes to increase her sales. It will help Sylivia 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 her children. Sylivia hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a house for her family.

Sylivia 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.