A loan of $325 helped to buy more fresh food such as raw bananas for selling.

Jesca's story

Jesca is 20 years old and lives in the town of Mbale in the Mbale region of Uganda. For the past two years, Jesca has been working hard to manage her small market business, which sells fresh food.

To help expand her business, Jesca has requested a loan of 800,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more fresh food such as raw bananas for selling, and will help Jesca to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her young siblings. Jesca hopes that in the future, she will be able to improve on her family's standards of living.

Jesca 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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