A loan of $1,150 helped a member to buy more pigs.

Sylvia's Group's story

Sylvia's group is comprised of 5 hardworking women. Sylvia is 17 years old and lives in the town of Kacwamba in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. She is single. For the past 3 years, Sylvia has been working hard to manage her food stall, where she sells pork.

To help expand her business, Sylvia has requested a loan of 700,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more pigs and goods to sell, and will help Sylvia to generate greater profits and pay for medical expenses. Sylvia hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build on it.

Sylvia 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 Sylvia's future prospects by helping her to save money.

In this group: Sylvia, Grace, Beth, Moreen, Ritah

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