A loan of $150 helped a member to buy more clothes to stock for her business.

Ruth's Group's story

Ruth's group is comprised of two hard-working women. Ruth is 21 years old and lives in the town of Nateete in the Kampala North region of Uganda. She is married and has three children who are all currently in school. For the past two years, Ruth has been working hard to manage her small shop, which sells clothes.

To help expand her business, Ruth has requested a loan of 200,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more clothes to stock for her business, and it will help Ruth to generate greater profits and pay schools fees. Ruth hopes that in the future she will be able to open her own boutique shop.

Ruth 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. The ELA program has increased Ruth's future prospects by helping her to improve her business.

In this group: Ruth, Agnes

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