Total loan: $150


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kyengera, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy cabbages, tomatoes, and green bananas.

Lydia's story

Lydia is 28 years old and lives in the town of Kyengera, which is in the Kyengera region of Uganda. She is married and has one child who is currently in school. For the past year, Lydia has been working hard to manage her stall where she sells raw produce such as green bananas, onions, tomatoes, and cabbages.

To help expand her business, Lydia has requested a loan of 500,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy cabbages, tomatoes, and green bananas. This will help Lydia generate greater profits so that she can expand her business. She will be in a position to improve her standard of living and provide for basic household needs. In the future, Lydia hopes to open a restaurant.

Lydia 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.