A loan of $550 helped a member to expand and improve her business by purchasing additional food items (e.g., matooke, cassava and sweet potatoes).


Penniah's Group's story

Penniah's group is comprised of two hard-working women. Penniah is 23 years old and lives in the town of Lugazi in the Mukono region of Uganda. She is married and has three children, two of whom are currently in school. For the past four years, Penniah has been working hard to manage her raw foods stall, which sells matooke and cassava.



To help expand her business, Penniah has requested a loan in the amount of of 800,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan proceeds will be used to buy more matooke, cassava and sweet potatoes, and will help Penniah to generate additional profits and to pay for her children's school fees. In the future, Penniah hopes to be able to expand her business and to improve her family's standard of living.



Penniah 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: Penniah, Esther



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