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Total loan: $250
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Brushirah's Group

Uganda
Seeta, Uganda / Food Market

A loan of $250 helped a member to buy more fresh food like matooke, maize, and charcoal for resale.


Brushirah's Group's story

Brushirah is 17 years old and lives in the town of Seeta in the Mukono region of Uganda. For the past two years, Brushirah has been working hard to manage her food stall, which sells fresh food like matooke.

To help expand her business, Brushirah has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more fresh food like matooke, maize, and charcoal for resale. It will help Brushirah to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her young brothers. Brushirah hopes that in the future she will be able to improve on her business by adding more different types of food.

Brushirah 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: Brushirah, Nayonbi
*not pictured



Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: August 28, 2012

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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: August 28, 2012