Total loan: $300

Scovia's Group

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Rukoki, Western Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy green bananas and sweet potatoes.

Scovia's Group's story

Scovia's Group is comprised of three hard-working young women. Scovia is 19 years old and lives in the town of Rukoki in the Kasese region of Uganda with one child. For the past two years, Scovia has been working hard to manage her food stall which sells green bananas and sweet potatoes.

To help expand her business, Scovia has requested a share of 1,100,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy green bananas and sweet potatoes; they will help her to generate greater profits so she will realize more profits from the expanded business, placing her in a position to cater for her basic needs at home. Improving her standard of living may allow Scovia to be able to study hair dressing in the future.

Scovia 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.