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Total loan: $550

Hafswa

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kibuli, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more tomatoes, onions and green peppers.


Hafswa's story

Hafswa is 24 years old and lives in the town of Kibuli in the Makindye region of Uganda. She is married and has two children, with one of them currently in school. For the past five years, Hafswa has been working hard to manage her grocery business, which sells fresh vegetables like tomatoes at her convenient store.

To help expand her business, Hafswa has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more tomatoes, onions and green peppers to boost the business, and will help Hafswa to generate greater profits, invest more in her business and buy food for her family. Hafswa hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a house for rentals.

Hafswa 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.