A loan of $275 helped to buy more commodities like milk, bread, sugar and soap for her store.


Nadia's story

Nadia is 18 years old and lives in the town of Kayunga in the Mukono region of Uganda. For the past three years, Nadia has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells all types of flour, sugar and soap.

To help expand her business, Nadia has requested a loan of 700,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more commodities like milk, bread, sugar and soap. This will help Nadia to generate greater profits and expand her business into a bigger shop and to buy more items for the shop, which will increase her capital. Nadia hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land.

Nadia 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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