A loan of $325 helped to buy more matooke and cassava for her food business.


Shamim's story

Shamim is 21 years old and lives in the town of Lugazi in the Mukono region of Uganda. For the past three years Shamim has been working hard to manage her food business, selling food like matooke (a Ugandan plantain dish) and sweet potatoes.


To help expand her business, Shamim has requested a loan of 800,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more matooke and cassava and will help Shamim to generate greater profits and buy more basic needs. Shamim hopes that in the future she will be able to grow the business.


Shamim 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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