Total loan: $850


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Matuga, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase more cooking oil, flour and other missing items to sell.

Winnie's story

Winnie is 31 years old and lives in the town of Mattuga in the Kawempe region of Uganda. She is married and has 3 children, with 2 of them currently in school.

For the past 6 years, Winnie has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells essential items like cooking oil, sugar and soap for resale.

To help expand her business, Winnie has requested a loan of 3,000,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more cooking oil, flour and other missing items for sale, and will help Winnie to generate greater profits and improve on the standards of living by providing enough food for her family.

Winnie hopes that in the future she will be able to own a plot of land by next year and also expand the business into a wholesalers.

Winnie is a member of BRAC's Microfinance program (MF). The program primarily serves small group members like Winnie who do not have collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown and qualify for microloans.