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Total loan: $425

Phionah's Group

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Isingiro, Western Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more chairs and a cupboard.


Phionah's Group's story

Phionah's group is comprised of two hardworking women. Phionah is 21 years old and lives in the town of Isingiro in the Mbarara region of Uganda. For the past three years, Phionah has been working hard to manage her restaurant, which sells tea, green bananas, rice, and beef.

To help expand her business, Phionah has requested a sharer of 1,500,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more chairs and a cupboard and will help Phionah to generate greater profits. Using the profits of the business, Phionah will be able to pay school fees for her siblings, buy for herself personal items like clothes, pay house bills, and provide basic needs for the family like food, thereby improving on their standard of living. Phionah hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a fridge for cooling soft drinks.

Phionah 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.