Total loan: $525

Faridah's Group

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kyengera, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to buy sacks of sugar, salt and rice.

Faridah's Group's story

Faridah's group is comprised of two hardworking women. Faridah is 28 years old and lives in the town of Kyengera in the Kyengera region of Uganda. She is married and has two children who are both currently in school. For the past three years, Faridah has been working hard to manage her retail business in which she sells sugar, salt, soap, rice, and maize flour.

To help expand her business, Faridah has requested a share of 1,900,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy sacks of sugar, salt and rice. This will help Faridah to generate greater profits and Faridah will be able realize more profits and therefore, she will be able to also cater for her family's needs, hence improving their standard of living. Faridah hopes that in the future she will be able to expand to a wholesale shop.

Faridah 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.