Total loan: $450

Agness's Group

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Namutumba, Eastern Region, Uganda / Health

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A loan helped to buy more medicine to sell and pay rent.

Agness's Group's story

Agness's group is comprised of two hardworking women. Agness is 20 years old and lives in the town of Namutumba in the Iganga region of Uganda. She is married and has one child. For the past four years, Agness has been working hard to manage her drug shop, which sells painkillers and antibiotics.

To help expand her business, Agness has requested a share of 1,600,000 UGX (Ugandan Shillings) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more medicine and pay rent, and will help Agness to generate greater profits. Agness will use the profits of her business to assist her husband in paying school fees for their child, buying for herself personal items like clothes, paying house bills, and providing basic needs for the family like food thereby improving on their standard of living. Agness hopes that in the future she will be able to open up a clinic.

Agness 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.