A loan of $100 helped to buy more millet for making the local drink.

Grace's story

Grace is 22 years old and lives in the town of Kumi in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has two children with one of them currently in school. For the past five years, Grace has been working hard to manage her local pub, which brews local drinks.

To help expand her business, Grace has requested a loan of 200000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to expand the business and buy more millet for making the local drink. This will help Grace generate greater profits and buy a goat. Grace hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a cow.

Grace 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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