A loan of $200 helped to buy material to put in her restaurant.


Jesca's story

Jesca is 23 years old and lives in the town of Kumi in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has two children, one of whom is currently in school. For the past five years, Jesca has been working hard to manage her restaurant, which sells breakfast and lunch.

To help expand her business, Jesca has requested a loan of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy material to put in the restaurant, and will help Jesca to generate greater profits and lead to increased returns and expansion of the restaurant. Jesca hopes that in the future, she will be able to add more money to the business.

Jesca 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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