Total loan: $125


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Nakifuma, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more pineapples, sugar cane and paw-paws.

Rashida's story

Rashida is 25 years old and lives in the town of Nakifuma in the Kasangati region of Uganda. For the past 1 year, Rashida has been working hard to manage her food stall, which sells green bananas and pineapples.

To help expand her business, Rashida has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more pineapples, sugar canes and paw-paws, and will help Rashida to generate greater profits.

Rashida will use the profits of the business to buy for herself personal items like clothes and shoes, pay house bills and provide basic needs for the family like food and medical care thereby improving on their standard of living. Rashida hopes that, in the future, she will be able to buy a truck for transporting goods.

Rashida 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.