A loan of $725 helped a member to buy more shoes to sell.


Josephine's Group's story

Josephine's group is comprised of three hardworking women. Josephine is 23 years old and lives in the town of Nansana in the Kampala West region of Uganda. She is married and has two children, with one of them currently in school. For the past three years, Josephine has been working hard to manage her small business, where she sells shoes for children to wear at school.

To help expand her business, Josephine has requested a loan of 800,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more shoes to sell, and will help Josephine to generate greater profits and help cover basic needs and school fees. Josephine hopes that in the future she will be able to grow her business a lot.

Josephine 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: Josephine, Maliza, Nulu
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