Total loan: $425

Ritah's Group

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Kayunga, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to stock more shoes for resale.

Ritah's Group's story

Ritah's Group is comprised of two hardworking women. Ritah is 24 years old and lives in the town of Kayunga in the Njeru region of Uganda. She has two children who are both currently in school. For the past one year, Ritah has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells firsthand shoes.

To help expand her business, Ritah has requested a share of a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to stock more shoes for resale, and will help Ritah to generate greater profits. Her production will increase and attract more revenue. She will manage to provide other family necessities. Ritah hopes that in the future, she will be able to build a house for her mother and be able to sustain her shoe business.

Ritah 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.