A loan of $200 helped to start another charcoal business in town.

Immaculate's story

Immaculate is 18 years old and lives in the town of Kasese in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. For the past four months, Immaculate has been working hard to manage her charcoal business, which sells charcoal and cassava flour.

To help expand her business, Immaculate has requested a loan of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to start another charcoal business in town, which will help Immaculate to generate greater returns and lead to increased profit. Immaculate hopes that in the future she will be able to live a good life.

Immaculate 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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