A loan helped to buy chicken feed and feeding cans.


Madina's story

Madina is 24 years old and lives in the town of Mityana in the Kiyinda region of Uganda. She is married and has three children, with one of them currently in school. For the past one year, Madina has been working hard to manage her poultry business in which she rears and sells hens.

To help expand her business, Madina has requested a loan of 800,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy chicken feed and feeding cans, and will help Madina to generate greater profits. Madina will realize more profits from the expanded business. She will be in a position to cater for her basic needs at home, and pay school fees for her children, thereby improving on their standards of living. Madina hopes that, in the future, she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a permanent house.

Madina 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.


This loan is special because:

It offers training programs in life skills for young women.



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