A loan of $250 helped a member to buy more tomatoes for resale.


Irene's Group's story

Irene's group is comprised of two hardworking women. Irene is 21 years old and lives in the town of Kasese in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. She is married and has one child who is currently in school. For the past two years, Irene has been working hard to manage her market business, which sells vegetables like tomatoes.

To help expand her business, Irene has requested a loan of 300,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more tomatoes for resale and will help Irene to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her child. Irene hopes that in the future, she will be able to buy a plot of land and build on it.

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

In this group: Irene, Juliet



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