Total loan: $175


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Iganga, Eastern Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to buy more essential goods like sugar and salt for her business.

Olivia's story

Olivia is 17 years old and lives in the town of Iganga in the Iganga region of Uganda. For the past one year, Olivia has been working hard to manage her retail shop, where she sells essential commodities. To help expand her business, Olivia has requested a loan of 400,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more essential goods like sugar and salt for her business, and will help Olivia to generate greater profits and pay for rent of the shop. Olivia hopes that in the future, she will be able to become a landlady by owning rental houses. Olivia 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.