A loan of $550 helped a member to buy more clothes for resale.

Felista's Group's story

Felista's Group is comprised of 3 hardworking women. Felista is 20 years old and lives in the town of Kyengera in the Kampala North region of Uganda. She is married and has 3 children who are all currently in school. For the past 2 years, Felista has been working hard to manage her small shop, which sells clothes.

To help expand her business, Felista has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more clothes for resale, and will help Felista to generate greater profits and buy food to feed her family. Felista hopes that, in the future, she will be able to learn a job skill in hairdressing.

Felista 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 Felista's future prospects by helping her to improve her business.

In this group: Felista, Hadijah, Margret
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