Total loan: $600

Brenda's Group

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Kitintale, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to buy a refrigerator and washing machine.

Brenda's Group's story

Brenda's group is comprised of 5 hard working women. Brenda is 16 years old and lives in the town of Kititale in the region of Uganda. For the past year, Brenda has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells general goods needed around the house. To help expand her business, Brenda has requested a loan of 300000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy a refrigerator and washing machine, and will help Brenda to generate greater profits and pay for school fees for herself. Brenda hopes that in the future she will be able to become a nurse. Brenda 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.