Birungi’s group is comprised of 5 hardworking women. Birungi is 21 years old and lives in the town of Kyengera in the Kampala North region of Uganda. She is married and has 3 children who are all currently in school. For the past 3 years, Birungi has been working hard to manage her catering business, which delivers hot meals to local families and businesses.
To help expand her business, Birungi has requested a loan of 300,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy electric stoves and will help Birungi to generate greater profits and take care of herself. Birungi hopes that in the future she will be able to open a general store.
Birungi 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. The ELA program has increased Birungi’s future prospects by helping her to improve her business.
- Country: Uganda
- Average Annual Income: $1,700
- Currency: Uganda Shillings (UGX)
- Exchange Rate: 2,850.0000 UGX = 1 USD