A loan of $125 helped to buy more fresh foods such as pumpkins to sell.

Sarah's story

Sarah is 19 years old and lives in the town of Mityana in Uganda. For the past two years, Sarah has been working hard to manage her small food business, in which she sells fresh food.

To help expand her business, Sarah has requested a loan of 300,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more fresh foods such as pumpkins to sell, and will help Sarah to generate greater profits and own another business in another center. Sarah hopes that in the future, she will be able to build rental houses.

Sarah 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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