100%

funded

Total loan: $475

Winnie 's Group

Lukaya, Central Region, Uganda / Food

Winnie 's Group's loan finished fundraising, but these other borrowers need your support


A loan helped to stock more food items like matooke, cassava and sweet potatoes to boost the business.


Winnie 's Group's story

Winnie's group is comprised of five hardworking women. Winnie is 20 years old and lives in the town of Lukaya in the Kyengera region of Uganda. She is married and has three children who are all currently in school. For the past two years, Winnie has been working hard to manage her food stall, selling matooke, cassava and sweet potatoes.

To help expand her business, Winnie has requested a share of 1,700,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to stock more food items like matooke, cassava and sweet potatoes to boost the business and meet customer demands. It will help Winnie to generate greater profits and manage to pay respective school dues for her children. Winnie hopes that in the future, she will be able to buy a plot of land and put up rentals to increase her income.

Winnie 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.