A loan of $400 helped a member to buy mobile phones for resale.


Lydia's Group's story

Lydia's group comprises three hard-working women. Lydia is 21 years old and lives in the town of Wobulezi in the Luweero region of Uganda. For the past two years, Lydia has been working hard to manage her small shop, which sells mobile phones.

To help expand her business, Lydia has requested a loan of 400,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy mobile phones for resale and will help Lydia to generate greater profits and buy food to feed her family. Lydia hopes that in the future she will be able to expand her business.

Lydia 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 improved Lydia's prospects by helping her to improve her business.

In this group: Lydia, Getrude, Lydia



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