A loan of $400 helped a member to buy more medicine for resale.

Mary's Group's story

Mary's group is comprised of five hard-working women. Mary is 20 years old and lives in the town of Natete in the Kampala North region of Uganda. She is single and has one child. For the past three years, Mary has been working hard to manage her health clinic, which sells medicine.

To help expand her business, Mary has requested a loan of 200,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more medicine for resale, which will help Mary to generate greater profits. She intends to use those profits to buy new clothes for herself. Mary hopes that in the future she will be able to build a new house.

Mary 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 Mary's future prospects by helping her to learn new games like netball.

In this group: Mary, Aisha, Getrude, Hadija, Harriet

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