A loan helped to purchase more green bananas, cassava and tomatoes.

Caroline's story

Caroline is 18 years old and lives in the town of Lira, in the Lira region of Uganda. For the past year, Caroline has been working hard to manage her grocery store, which sells green bananas (plantains), cassava, tomatoes, beans and onions.

To help expand her business, Caroline has requested a loan of 300,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more green bananas, cassava and tomatoes to increase her sales. This will help Caroline to generate greater profits and her production will increase and attract more revenue. She will manage to buy food for her family and clothes for herself. Caroline hopes that, in the future, she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a family house.

Caroline 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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