A loan of $225 helped a member to buy more fresh food like matooke and maize for resale.


Cate's Group's story

Cate's group is comprised of two hard-working women. Cate is 17 years old and lives in the town of Kayunga in the Mukono region of Uganda. For the past two years, Cate has been working hard to manage her food stall, which sells fresh food like matooke.

To help expand her business, Cate has requested a loan of 350,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more fresh food like matooke and maize for resale. It will help Cate to generate greater profits and improve her business by adding more types of fresh food like cassava. Cate hopes that in the future she will be able to improve her family's standard of living.

Cate 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: Cate, Rose
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