A loan of $200 helped to buy more raw foods such as bananas and cassava to sell.

Agnes's story

Agnes is 19 years old and lives in the town of Seeta in the Mukono region of Uganda. For the past 2 years, Agnes has been working hard to manage her small market, which sells raw foods.

To help expand her business, Agnes has requested a loan of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more raw food such as bananas and cassava to sell, and will help Agnes to generate greater profits and provide for her basic needs. Agnes hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land.

Agnes 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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