A loan of $175 helped to purchase for more raw foods to sell.

Ruth's story

Ruth is 18 years old and lives in the town of Kayunga in the Mukono region of Uganda. For the past year, Ruth has been working hard to manage her food stall, which sells raw food.

To help expand her business, Ruth has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase for more raw foods to sell, and will help Ruth to generate greater profits and improving on her food selling business.

Ruth hopes that in the future she will be able to open up a wholesale shop.

Ruth 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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