Total loan: $275

Eseza's Group

Ishaka, Western Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to buy more bags of charcoal to sell.

Eseza's Group's story

Eseza's group is comprised of two hard-working women. Eseza is 21 years old and lives in the town of Iganga in the Iganga region of Uganda. She is married and has two children. For the past two years, Eseza has been working hard to manage her retail business, which sells charcoal.

To help expand her business, Eseza has requested a share of 1,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more bags of charcoal to sell, and it will help Eseza to generate greater profits. Eseza will use the profits of the business to assist her husband in looking after their children, paying medical bills, paying house bills, and providing basic needs for the family like food, thereby improving their standard of living. Eseza hopes that in the future she will be able to educate her children to the university level.

Eseza 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.