A loan of $975 helped a member to buy more cassava flour for resale.


Josinta's Group's story

Josinta's group is comprised of six hardworking women. Josinta is 19 years old and lives in the town of Kachwamba in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. She is married and has one child.

For the past two years, Josinta has been working hard to manage her small business, which sells dry food like cassava flour.

To help expand her business, Josinta has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more cassava flour for resale, and will help Josinta to generate greater profits and earn money for her medical expenses. Josinta hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build on it.

Josinta 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 Josinta's future prospects by helping her to learn how to save money.

In this group: Josinta, Olivia, Rose, Margret, Rose, Rosette
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