A loan of $100 helped to purchase charcoal for resale.


Jalia's story

Jalia N. is 19 years old and lives in the town of Bugembe in the Jinja region of Uganda. She is married and has one child, who is not currently in school. Jalia has a business selling charcoal, which she has run for four years.
To help expand her business, Jalia has requested a loan of 200,000 UGX from Kiva partner, BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase charcoal for resale. With the help of her loan from BRAC, Jalia hopes to generate greater profits and take care of herself. In the future, she hopes to own a retail shop. Jalia is a member of BRAC’s Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program, which has helped her prospects for the future by teaching her how to save.



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