A loan of $375 helped a member to purchase more commodities such as sugar to sell.


Jane's Group's story

Jane's group is comprised of two hard-working women. Jane is 23 years old and lives in the town of Kachwamba in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. For the past two years, she has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells sugar and soap.

To help expand her business, Jane is requesting a loan of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda, which she will use to purchase more commodities such as sugar to sell. The loan will help Jane generate greater profits and pay for her medical expenses. She hopes that in the future she will be able to build a house for herself.

Jane 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 Jane's future prospects by helping her to learning how to save money.

In this group: Jane, Josephina



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