Total loan: $250


Mukono, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy more types of raw food such as raw bananas and sweet potatoes to sell.

Sharifah's story

Sharifah is 17 years old and lives in the town of Mukono in the Mukono region of Uganda. For the past year, Sharifah has been working hard to manage her small food business, where she sells raw food . To help expand her business, Sharifah has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more types of raw food such as raw bananas, sweet potatoes and others to sell, and will help Sharifah to generate greater profits and take care of her family's basic needs. Sharifah hopes that in the future she will be able to open up a retail shop. Sharifah 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.