A loan of $1,275 helped a member to buy maize.


Lydia's Group's story

Lydia's group is comprised of six hard working women. Lydia is 22 years old and lives in the town of Kamwenge, in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. She is married and has four children. Three attend school. For the past few years, Lydia has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells dry food.

To help expand her business, Lydia has requested a loan of 500000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy maize, and will help Lydia generate greater profits and pay school fees and medical expenses. Lydia hopes to build a house in the future.

Lydia is a member of BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program. In addition to microfinance loans, the program provides a safe place for young Ugandan women and a forum to promote life-skills training. The ELA program has increased Lydia's future prospects by helping her save money and budget for her family.

In this group: Lydia, Hope, Turyoutunga, Adida, Vastina, Molly



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