A loan of $175 helped to buy more soap, sugar and other general goods.

Sarah's story

Sarah is 17 years old and lives in the town of Nakifuma in the Mukono region of Uganda. For the past year, Sarah has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells general household items like rice and sugar.

To help expand her business, Sarah has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more soap, sugar and other general goods, and will help Sarah to generate greater profits and help her expand her business and cover expenses. Sarah hopes that in the future she will be able to have more profits.

Sarah 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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