A loan of $1,100 helped a member to buy more food to sell to her customers.


Harriet's Group's story

Harriet's group is made up of four hardworking women. She is 18 years old and lives in the town of Rukoki, Fort Portal, Uganda. She is single and has one child. For the past three years, she has been working hard to manage her small market, where she sells fresh food. To help expand her business, she has requested a loan for 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. She will use the loan to buy more food to sell, and earn greater profits and pay for her medical expenses. Harriet hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a house in it.

Harriet is a member of BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program. In addition to microfinance loans, the program provides 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 Harriet's future prospects by helping her learn how to save money.

In this group: Harriet, Resty, Sanita, Sarah
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