A loan of $250 helped to purchase more items, such as water, milk, and salt to sell.


Gorret's story

Gorret is 18 years old and lives in the town of Kyenjojo, in the Mubende region of Uganda. For the past two years, Gorret has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells sugar, soap and salt.

To help expand her business, Gorret has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more items, such as water, milk, and salt to sell, and will help Gorret generate greater profits and take care of herself. Gorret hopes that in the future, she will be able to buy a plot of land.

Gorret is a member of BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program. In addition to micro-finance 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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