A loan of $1,750 helped a member to buy more fresh food like matooke, cassava and sweet potatoes for resell.


Charity's Group's story

Charity's group is comprised of 7 hard working women. Charity is 24 years old and lives in the town of Kamwenge in the Fortportal region of Uganda. For the past 5 years, Charity has been working hard to manage her small business, which sells fresh food like matooke (made from green plantains).

To help expand her business, Charity has requested a loan of 700,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more fresh food like matooke, cassava and sweet potatoes for resell and will help Charity to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her younger siblings. Charity hopes that in the future she will be able to own another business.

Charity 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: Charity, Justine, Mable, Mary , Jennifer, Lilian, Winnie



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