A loan of $700 helped a member to buy more fresh foods like matooke for resale.

Aocns' Group's story

Aocns's group is comprised of four hardworking women. Aocns is 20 years old and lives in the town of Kachwamba in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. She is single and has one child. For the past two years, Aocns has been working hard to manage her market business selling fresh foods like matooke [green plantain].

To help expand her business, Aocns has requested a loan of 300,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more fresh foods like matooke for resale and will help Aocns to generate greater profits for her medical expenses. Aocns hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build on it.

Aocns 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 improved Aocns's future prospects by helping her to learn how to budget.

In this group: Aocns, Agnes, Irene, Regina

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