A loan helped to buy food items, green bananas, rice, meat, cooking oil, and cassava.


Doreen's story

Doreen is 17 years old and lives in the town of Kibuli in the Makindye region of Uganda. For the past three years, Doreen has been working hard to manage her restaurant, which sells cooked food, green bananas, rice, cassava, meat, chicken, tea, soda, and water.

To help expand her business, Doreen has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy food items, green bananas, rice, meat, cooking oil, and cassava. This will help Doreen to generate greater profits, and she will be in position to afford more personal needs and meet her family's basic needs from the generated profits, hence improving on their standards of living. Doreen hopes that in the future she will be able to build a school.

Doreen 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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