A loan of $625 helped a member to buy more charcoal to sell.


Rashidah's Group's story

Rashidah's group is comprised of three hard-working women. Rashidah is 21 years old and lives in the town of Kyengera in the Kampala West region of Uganda. She is single and has one child who is currently in school. For the past year, Rashidah has been working hard to manage her retail shop, where she sells milk and charcoal.

To help expand her business, Rashidah has requested a loan of 500,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more charcoal to sell, and will help Rashidah to generate greater profits and buy more milk and a refrigerator. She hopes that in the future she will be able to enlarge her business.

Rashidah 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.

In this group: Rashidah, Masitula, Alimah
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