A loan of $175 helped to buy more fresh food such as cassava, sweet potatoes, and fresh vegetables to sell.


Rose's story

Rose is 20 years old and lives in the town of Wobulezi in the Luwero region of Uganda. She is married and has two children, with one of them currently in school. For the past two years, Rose has been working hard to manage her small business, which sells fresh food. To help expand her business, Rose has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more fresh food such as cassava, sweet potatoes, and fresh vegetables to sell, and will help Rose to generate greater profits and buy her children new clothes and bed sheets for her home. Rose hopes that in the future she will be able to build rental houses. Rose 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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