Total loan: $350


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kyengera, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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Irene's story

Irene is 23 years old and lives in the town of Kyengera in the Kyengera region of Uganda. She is married and has one child. For the past three years, Irene has been working hard to manage her catering business, which sells snacks like fried Irish potatoes, chicken and sausages.

To help expand her business, Irene has requested a loan of 1,200,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to hire or rent a place that will easily attract customers, and will help Irene to generate greater profits. Irene's business will expand, and hence she will earn more profits. She will then be able to cater for basic needs at home, thereby improving the family's standard of living. Irene hopes that in the future, she will be able to start up a restaurant.

Irene 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.