Total loan: $575

Justine's Group

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Kisekende, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more green bananas, tomatoes and onions.

Justine's Group's story

Justine's group is comprised of two hardworking women. Justine is 24 years old and lives in the town of Kisekende in the Kisekende region of Uganda. For the past 5 years, Justine has been working hard to manage her grocery store, which sells raw foods and vegetables.

To help expand her business, Justine has requested a share of a loan of 2,100,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more green bananas, tomatoes and onions to sell at her convenience store. This will help Justine to generate greater profits as she is working hard to see that she takes good care of her parents with enough basic needs. Justine hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a bigger house for her family.

Justine 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.