A loan of $525 helped a member to buy more charcoal to sell.


Florence's Group's story

Florence's group consists of two hard-working women. Florence is 17 years old and lives in the town of Nakifuma in the Mukono region of Uganda. For the past two years, Florence has been working hard to manage her small business, which sells charcoal.

To help expand her business, Florence has requested a loan of 500000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more charcoal to sell, and will help Florence generate greater profits and pay school fees for her younger siblings. Florence hopes that in the future she will be able to have a bigger business.

Florence 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: Florence, Zainah



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