A loan of $550 helped a member to purchase more food like maize and beans for resale.


Rasta's Group's story

Rasta's group is comprised of six hard working women. Rasta is 22 years old and lives in the town of Kamwenge in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. She is married and has three children, two of whom are currently in school. For the past year, Rasta has been working hard to manage her small shop, which sells dried foods.

To help expand her business, Rasta has requested a loan of 350,000 Ugandan Shillings (UGX) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more food like maize and beans for resale, and will help Rasta to generate greater profits and pay for her children's school fees. Rasta hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a house.

Rasta 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 Rasta's future prospects by helping her to learn how to save money.

In this group: Rasta, Tito, Kerisi, Fabious, Agye



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