A loan of $225 helped to buy beans, rice and maize flour to sell.


Doreen's story

Doreen is 23 years old and lives in the town of Kasese in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. She is married and has three children who are all currently in school. For the past three years, Doreen has been working hard to manage her dry food business where she sells beans.

To help expand her business, Doreen has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy stock of beans, rice and maize flour to sell and will help Doreen to generate greater profits and pay tuition for her children. Doreen hopes that in the future, she will be able to buy land.

Doreen 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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