Total loan: $450


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APAC, Northern Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to buy more salt, sugar, rice and beans.

Evaline's story

Evaline is 26 years old and lives in the town of Apac in the Lira region of Uganda. She is married and has 3 children with 2 of them currently in school. For the past 6 years, Evaline has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells salt, sugar, rice, petroleum jelly, toothpaste and beans.

To help expand her business, Evaline has requested a loan of 1,600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more salt, sugar, rice and beans, and will help Evaline to generate greater profits. Evaline will use the profits of the business to pay school fees for her children, buy for herself and the children personal items like clothes, pay house bills and provide basic needs for the family like food thereby improving on their standards of living. Evaline hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build residential houses in order to generate more income.

Evaline 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.