A loan of $200 helped to purchase more sacks of charcoal to sell.


Mary's story

Mary is 21 years old and lives in the town of Nakifuma in the Mukono region of Uganda. She is married and has two children with one of them currently in school. For the past three years, Mary has been working hard to manage her small charcoal business, which sells charcoal.

To help expand her business, Mary has requested a loan of 500,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more sacks of charcoal to sell, and it will help Mary to generate greater profits and improve on her family's standand of living. Mary hopes that in the future she will be able to build her own residential house.

Mary 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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