A loan of $475 helped a member to purchase more wheat flour and another frying pan.


Jackline's Group's story

Jackline's group is comprised of four hard working women. Jackline is 18 years old and lives in the town of Kachwamba in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. For the past two years, Jackline has been working hard to manage her small restaurant, which sells Ugandan fast food to local customers.

To help expand her business, Jackline has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more wheat flour and another frying pan, and will help Jackline to generate greater profits and improve her family's well-being. Jackline hopes that, in the future, she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a house.

Jackline 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 Jackline's future prospects by helping her to learn how to save and budget money.

In this group: Jackline, Sauda, Olivia, Vivian



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