A loan of $325 helped to buy more fresh food like matooke, sweet potatoes, and cassava to sell.


Janiffer's story

Janiffer is 18 years old and lives in the town of Kasese in the Fortportal region of Uganda. For the past six years, Janiffer has been working hard to manage her small market stall where she sells fresh food such as matooke.

To help expand her business, Janiffer has requested a loan of 800,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more fresh food like matooke, sweet potatoes, and cassava to sell. This will help Janiffer to generate greater profits, allowing her to pay school fees for her young sister. Janiffer hopes that she will be able to buy a vehicle in the future.

Janiffer 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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