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Total loan: $900
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Winnie's Group

Uganda
Kamwenge, Uganda / Food Market

A loan of $900 helped a member to buy more beans and g-nuts to sell.


Winnie's Group's story

Winnie's group is comprised of 4 hardworking women. Winnie is 20 years old and lives in the town of Kamwenge in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. She is married and has 3 children, with 1 of them currently in school. For the past 3 years, Winnie has been working hard to manage her small business where she sells maize, beans, and g-nuts (groundnuts, or peanuts).

To help expand her business, Winnie has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more beans and g-nuts to sell, and will help Winnie to generate greater profits and solve domestic problems like medical expenses and school fees. Winnie hopes that in the future she will be able to build a house.

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, Keremensiu, Phiona, Juliet
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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: July 23, 2012

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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: July 23, 2012