A loan of $225 helped to buy more food for a restaurant as well as additional chairs and tables.


Jackline's story

Jackline is 22 years old and lives in the town of Mukono in the Mukono region of Uganda. She is single and has one child who is currently in school. For the past three years, she has been working hard to manage her restaurant, where she earns a living by selling cooked food. To help expand her business, she is requesting a loan for 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. She will use the loan to buy more food, including plantain, rice and beans as well as chairs and some tables. She hopes that these items will help her earn a larger income, which will allow her to pay for her child's education. Her goal for the future is to expand her business into a big hotel. Jackline is a member of BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program. In addition to making microfinance loans, the program provides a safe place for young Ugandan women to take part in group activities and a forum for life-skills training.



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