A loan of $1,700 helped a member to buy a refrigerator.

Winnie's Group's story

Winnie's Group is comprised of seven hard-working women. Winnie is 21 years old, is single and lives in the town of Kyengera in the Kampala West region of Uganda. For the past four years, Winnie has been working hard to manage her retail shop where she sells sugar, beans, rice and salt.

To help expand her business, Winnie has requested a loan of 900,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy a refrigerator and will help Winnie to generate greater profits and buy a plot of land. She hopes that in the future she will be able to build her own house and buy a car.

Winnie 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: Winnie, Brendah, Birugi, Jean, Florence, Rose, Florence

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