A loan of $100 helped to buy more food such as matooke and sweet potatoes for sale in her food stall.


Jamiila's story

Jamiila is 16 years old and lives in the town of Kayunga in the Mukono region of Uganda. For the past year, Jamiila has been working hard to manage her small food stall, which sells raw food.

To help expand her business, Jamiila has requested a loan of 250,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more food such as matooke (steamed green bananas) and sweet potatoes for resale. It will help Jamiila to generate greater profits and take care of herself and buy basic needs for the family. Jamiila hopes that in the future she will be able to own a bigger business than what she has now.

Jamiila 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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