A loan of $250 helped to purchase more matooke (a fruit similar to a green banana or plantain) and Irish potatoes to sell.


Annet's story

Annet is 22 years old and lives in the town of Kasese in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. For the past two years, Annet has been working hard to manage her fresh food business, in which she sells matooke (a fruit similar to a green banana or plantain) and Irish potatoes.

To help expand her business, Annet has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more matooke and Irish potatoes to sell, and will help Annet to generate greater profits, boost the business and increase the income of the family. Annet hopes that in the future, she will be able to buy a car.

Annet 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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