A loan of $350 helped a member to purchase more fresh food like matooke, cassava, and sweet potatoes for resale.


Joice's Group's story

Joice's group is composed of 4 hard working women. Joice is 21 years old and lives in the town of Rukoki in the Fortportal region of Uganda. She is married and has 2 children with 1 of them currently in school. For the past 3 years, Joice has been working hard to manage her small business, which sells fresh food like matooke (green plantains). To help expand her business, Joice has requested a loan of 200,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more fresh food like matooke, cassava and sweet potatoes for resale, and will help Joice to generate greater profits. She will manage to pay some of her child's school fees and buy new clothes for herself and the child. Joice hopes that in the future she will be able to build a house for herself. Joice 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: Joice, Brenda, Restetura, Tadius
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