A loan of $225 helped to add more essential commodities such as cooking oil, milk, sugar and salt to be sold.


Ethrance's story

Ethrance is 20 years old and lives in the town of Zirobwe in the Luwero region of Uganda. She is married and has three children, with two of them currently in school. For the past three years, Ethrance has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which trades in cooking oil and other retail products .

To help expand her business, Ethrance has requested a loan of 550,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to add more essential commodities such as cooking oil, milk, sugar and salt to be sold, and will help Ethrance to generate greater profits and grow her business. Ethrance hopes that in the future she will be able to build houses to rent out.

Ethrance 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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