Total loan: $275

Sylvia's Group

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Kyotera, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy more food for resale.

Sylvia's Group's story

Sylvia's group is comprised of 2 hardworking women. Sylvia is 22 years old and lives in the town of Kyotera in the Masaka region of Uganda. She is single and has one child. For the past year, she has been working hard to manage her small market, which sells food. To help expand her business, Sylvia has requested a loan of 350,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more food for resale, and will help her to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her young brothers and sisters. She hopes that in the future she will be able to start up a retail shop. Sylvia is a member of BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program. In addition to micro-finance 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. The ELA program has increased Sylvia's future prospects by helping her to manage to take care of herself.