A loan of $625 helped a member to purchase more bundles of clothes for resale.


Scovia's Group's story

Scovia's group is comprised of five hard working women. Scovia is 20 years old and lives in the town of Kachwamba, in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. For the past four years, Scovia has been working hard to manage her shop, which sells clothes. To help expand her business, Scovia has requested a loan of 300,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more bundles of clothes for resale and will help Scovia to generate greater profits and improve her family's standard of living. Scovia hopes that, in the future, she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a house. Scovia 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 Scovia's future prospects by helping her to learn what financial products are available to her.

In this group: Scovia, Oliver, Betty, Joselyne, Annet
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