Total loan: $600

Esther's Group

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Mityana, Central Region, Uganda / Health

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A loan helped to buy more medicine to sell.

Esther's Group's story

Esther's group is comprised of 2 hard working women. Esther is 24 years old and lives in the town of Mityana in the Kiyinda region of Uganda. She is married and has one child.

For the past 2 years, Esther has been working hard to manage her pharmacy, which sells drugs like Panadol and Septrin, and cotton wool and bandages.

To help expand her business, Esther has requested a share of 2,200,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more medicine to sell and will help Esther to generate greater profits. Esther's business will expand, hence more profits, and she will be able to support her family and child, thereby improving on their standards of living.

Esther hopes that in the future she will be able to buy land and build a house.

Esther 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.