A loan of $250 helped to buy more commodities like sodas, sugar, splash juice and cooking oil for resale.


Yisinta's story

Yisinta is 19 years old and lives in the town of Hima in the Fortportal region of Uganda. She is married and has one child. For the past 3 years, Yisinta has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells flour, sugar, soap, and cooking oil.

To help expand her business, Yisinta has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings (UGX) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more commodities like sodas, sugar, splash juice and cooking oil for resale, and will help Yisinta to generate greater profits and pay for her medical bills. Yisinta hopes that in the future she will be able to build a house and also make sure that she works hard to see that she educates her child.

Yisinta 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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