A loan of $2,000 helped a member to increase the capacity of her bakery.

Elizabeth's Group's story

Elizabeth W. wants to increase the production of her bakery. She wants to start producing products for various areas like schools, shops, and supermarkets. This loan will help her to increase the raw materials necessary for her bakery like cartons of wheat flour and Jeri cans of oil.
Elizabeth wants to enlarge her business and expects that, at one point in the future, she will be able to produce bread and cakes for parties, weddings, and many more occasions. This will allow her to enlarge and promote her business.

Background on BRAC and BRAC Uganda

BRAC (Building Resources Across Communities) is a development organization that began operations in Bangladesh as a small-scale relief and rehabilitation project in 1972 to help the country overcome the devastation and trauma of the liberation war and focused on resettling refugees returning from India. Today, BRAC has emerged as an independent, virtually self-financed paradigm in sustainable human development. It is one of the largest Southern development organizations employing over 100,000 people, 61% of which are women, and working with the twin objectives of poverty alleviation and empowerment of the poor. Diagnosing poverty in human terms and recognizing its multifaceted nature, BRAC approaches poverty alleviation with a holistic approach.

The successes of BRAC in the international development arena have stimulated a series of discussions, both with African delegations, who have visited BRAC programs, and with donors who work in Asia and Africa. Both the African countries and the donors have encouraged BRAC to join the development campaign in Africa to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and more recently to join the campaign of “ending poverty”, which is an area where Africa represents the greatest global challenge.

In Uganda, BRAC registered as a Non Government Organization (NGO) in January 2006 to undertake programs in Education, Health, Water & Sanitation, Agriculture & Livestock and Microfinance. The Microfinance and Education are the pioneer programs launched in Uganda and, as of July 2007, had served 21,273 borrowers and enrolled 1,155 adolescents in its education program.

In this group: Elizabeth, Teddy, Florence, Florence, Joyce
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