A loan of $250 helped to buy more fresh food like matooke and maize for resale.


Robina's story

Robina's group is composed of hard-working women. Robina is 18 years old and lives in the town of Lugazi in the Mukono region of Uganda. For the past 3 years, Robina has been working hard to manage her food stall, which sells fresh food like matooke, a dish made from steamed plantains.

To help expand her business, Robina has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more fresh food like matooke and maize for resale, and will help Robina to generate greater profits and support her family with basic needs like food and clothes. Robina hopes that in the future she will be able to build a house.

Robina 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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