A loan of $525 helped a member to buy more food for resale.

Agness' Group's story

Agness's group is comprised of three hard-working women. Agness is 22 years old and lives in the town of Rukoki in the Fortpotal region of Uganda. She is married and has three children, two of whom are currently in school. For the past four years, Agness has been working hard to manage her small market, which sells row food.

To help expand her business, Agness has requested a loan of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings (UGX) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more food for resale, and will help Agness to generate greater profits, pay school fees for her children, and add to her business. Agness hopes that in the future she will be able to build a house of her own.

Agness 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 Agness's future prospects by helping her to learn life planning skills.

In this group: Agness, Sarah, Molly
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