A loan of $250 helped to buy more matooke for resale.


Joweria's story

Joweria is 21 years old and lives in the town of Bulenga, in the Kampala West region of Uganda. She is married and has one child who is currently in school. For the past two years, Joweria has been working hard to manage her food stall where she cooks and sells matooke, a Ugandan dish.

To help expand her business, Joweria has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more matooke for resale, and will help Joweria generate greater profits and pay her daughter's school fees. Joweria hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a home on it.

Joweria 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.



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