A loan of $625 helped a member to buy more essential commodities like sugar, soap, salt and rice for resale.


Irene's Group's story

Irene's group is comprised of four hardworking women. Irene is twenty years old and lives in the town of Kinoni in the Masaka region of Uganda. She is single and has one child. For the past two years, Irene has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells sugar, salt, soap and rice.

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 essential commodities like sugar, soap, salt and rice for resale. It will help Irene to generate greater profits and take care of her child and her parents. Irene hopes that, in the future, she will be able to expand her business into a wholesale shop.

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.

In this group: Irene, Susan, Passy, Florence
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