Total loan: $775

Asiat's Group

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Mbarara, Western Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase more rice, toothpaste, soap and maize flour.

Asiat's Group's story

Asiat's Group is comprised of two hardworking women. Asiat is 20 years old and lives in the town of Mbarara in the Mbarara region of Uganda. For the past 4 years, Asiat has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells rice, maize flour, soap, and toothpaste.

To help expand her business, Asiat has requested a share of 2,800,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more rice, toothpaste, soap, and maize flour, and will help Asiat to generate greater profits. Asiat will use the profits of the business to pay school fees for her siblings, buy personal items like shoes, pay house bills, and provide basic needs for the family like food thereby improving on their standards of living. Asiat hopes that in the future she will be able to buy cows to rear.

Asiat 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.