A loan of $300 helped a member to buy more matooke.


Lydia's Group's story

Lydia's group is comprised of three hard-working women. Lydia is 22 years old and lives in the town of Lugazi in the Mukono region of Uganda. She is married and has two children, with one currently in school.

For the past two years, Lydia has been working hard to manage her raw food stall, where she sells matooke (steamed green banana) and cassava.

To help expand her business, Lydia has requested a loan of UGX 300,000 from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more matooke. It will help Lydia generate greater profits and help her provide for the needs of her children. Lydia hopes that in the future, she will be able to build a house.

Lydia 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: Lydia, Shafina, Prossy
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