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Total loan: $1,200
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Maggy's Group

Uganda
Bulenga, Uganda / General Store

A loan of $1,200 helped a member to buy more essential commodities like sugar for resale.


Maggy's Group's story

Maggy's group is comprised of 5 hard-working women. Maggy is 20 years old and lives in the town of Bulenga in the Kampala west region of Uganda. For the past 2 years, Maggy has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells sugar and soap.

To help expand her business, Maggy has requested a loan of 700,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more essential commodities like sugar for resale, and will help Maggy to generate greater profits and pay school fees for herself. Maggy hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a house on it.

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

In this group: Maggy, Rose, Annet, Florence, Jolly
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Loan details

Loan length:

11 months
Disbursed date: April 19, 2012

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Loan details

Loan length:

11 months
Disbursed date: April 19, 2012