Total loan: $900

Amina's Group

Pallisa, Eastern Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy more rice, maize, peas and cassava.

Amina's Group's story

Amina's Group is comprised of three hard working women. Amina is 19 years old and lives in the town of Pallisa, in the Iganga region of Uganda. For the past three years, Amina has been working hard to manage her food business, which sells rice, cassava and maize flour.

To help expand her business, Amina has requested a share of 3,300,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more rice, maize, peas and cassava. This will help Amina to generate greater profits. Using the profits of the business, Amina will be able to buy for herself personal items like clothes, pay house bills and provide basic needs for the family like food and medical care, thereby improving their standards of living.

Amina hopes that in the future she will be able to build rentals for commercial purposes.

Amina 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.