Total loan: $800

Scovia's Group

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Kasese, Western Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to buy more plastic cups, jugs and basins.

Scovia's Group's story

Scovia's group is comprised of two hardworking women. Scovia is 25 years old and lives in the town of Kasese in the Kasese region of Uganda. She is married and has two children with one of them currently in school. For the past five years, Scovia has been working hard to manage her retail shop in which she sells plastic utensils.

To help expand her business, Scovia has requested a share of a loan of 2,900,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more plastic cups, plates, jugs and basins, and will help Scovia to generate greater profits and manage to pay some of the house bills and basic needs for the family.

Scovia hopes that in the future, she will be able to build a residential home for her family.

Scovia 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.