A loan of $200 helped to buy more raw food such as cassava and sweet potatoes to resell.


Fazirale's story

Fazirale is 18 years old and lives in the town of Rukoki in the Fortportal region of Uganda. For the past three years, Fazirale has been working hard to manage her small business, which sells raw food.

To help expand her business, Fazirale has requested a loan of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more raw food such as cassava, sweet potatoes to resell, and will help Fazirale to generate greater profits and pay for her medical bills. Fazirale hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land.

Fazirale is a member of BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program. In addition to micro-finance 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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