A loan of $175 helped to buy utensils for her hotel business.

Martha's story

Martha is 19 years old and lives in the town of Kaliro in the Iganga region of Uganda. She is married and has two children, none of whom is at school. For the past year, Martha has been working hard to manage her hotel business, which sells cooked food.

To help expand her business, Martha has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy utensils for the hotel, and will help Martha to generate greater profits which will be used to buy clothes for her children. Martha hopes that in the future she will be able to open up a business of selling soft drinks.

Martha 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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