A loan of $250 helped to add different fruits and tomatoes to sell.

Sofia's story

Sofia is 18 years old and lives in the town of Wobulezi in the Luwero region of Uganda. For the past three months, Sofia has been working hard to manage her small charcoal business, which sells charcoal.

To help expand her business, Sofia has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to add different fruits and tomatoes to sell, and will help Sofia to generate greater profits and start selling vegetables. Sofia hopes that in the future, she will be able to buy a plot of land.

Sofia 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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