A loan of $125 helped to buy more fresh food such us matooke, sweet potatoes and cassava for resale.

Gorret's story

Gorret is 20 years old and lives in the town of Kachwaba in the Fortportal region of Uganda. She is married and has two children. For the past two years, Gorret has been working hard to manage her small market stall, which sells fresh food like matooke.

To help expand her business, Gorret has requested a loan of 300,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more fresh food such us matooke, sweet potetoes and cassava for resale, and will help Gorret to generate greater profits and to pay for her families medical bills. Gorret hopes that in the future she will be able to build a bigger house of her own.

Gorret 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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