A loan of $225 helped to purchase more dried foods, such as beans and maize flour, to resell.


Betty's story

Betty is 16 years old and lives in the town of Kamwenge, in the Fortportal region of Uganda. For the past one year, Betty has been working hard to manage her small business, selling dried foods.

To help expand her business, Betty has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more dried foods, such as beans and maize flour, to resell, and will help Betty to generate greater profits and improve her stardand of living. Betty hopes that in the future she will be able to build a house of her own.

Betty 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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