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Total loan: $350

Margret's Group

kasambya, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more soda, juice and vegetables.


Margret's Group's story

Margret's group is comprised of 2 hard-working women. Margret is 22 years old and lives in the town of Kasambya in the Kisekende region of Uganda. She is single and has 2 children. For the past 7 years, Margret has been working hard to manage her food business, which sells vegetables like tomatoes, and drinks like soda and juice.

To help expand her business, Margret has requested a share of 1,300,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more soda, juice and vegetables, and will help Margret to generate greater profits.

Margret will use the profits of the business to pay school fees for her children, buy for herself and her children personal items like clothes, pay house bills and provide basic needs for the family like food, thereby improving on their standard of living. Margret hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a permanent house.

Margret 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.