A loan of $575 helped a member to buy more bananas and a wider variety of vegetables to sell.


Mary's Group's story

Mary's group is comprised of two hard-working women. Mary is 20 years old and lives in the town of Bulenga in the Kampala West region of Uganda. She is married and has one child. For the past 5 years, Mary has been working hard to manage her market stall, where she sells cabbages, tomatoes and potatoes.

To help expand her business, Mary has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more bananas and a wider variety of vegetables to sell, and will help Mary to generate greater profits and help cover her family's basic needs. Mary hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a home on it.

Mary 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: Mary, Viola



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