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A loan of $250 helped to purchase sugar, beans, posho and flour.


Jackie's story

Jackie is a hard working woman. Jackie is 17 years old and lives in the town of Kasangati in the Kampala south region of Uganda. She has no children. For the past 3 years, Jackie has been working hard to manage her retail shop, where she sells sugar, beans, posho and flour.

To help expand her business, Jackie has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase sugar, beans, posho and flour and will help Jackie to generate greater profits and expand the business. Jackie hopes that in the future she will be able to become a trader.

Jackie 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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