A loan of $125 helped to buy a refrigerator so that she can sell chilled drinks at her restaurant.


Allen's story

Allen is 23-years-old and lives in the town of Bulenga in the Kampala West region of Uganda. She is single and has one child. For the past seven years, Allen has been working hard to manage her restaurant which sells posho, matoke and other local foods.

To help expand her business, Allen has requested a loan of 300,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy a refrigerator so that she can sell chilled drinks, and it will help Allen to generate greater profits and pay for basic needs for her daughter because it is difficult to do as a single mom. Allen hopes that in the future she will be able to pay for school fees for her daughter and grow her restaurant.

Allen 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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