A loan of $375 helped a member to purchase more products, such as cooking oil and sugar, for resale in the shop.

Sharon's Group's story

Sharon's group is comprised of two hard working women.

Sharon is 21 years old and lives in the town of Kayunga, in the Mukono region of Uganda. She is married and has two children, with one of them currently in school. For the past three years, Sharon has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells rice, sugar, and soap.

To help expand her business, Sharon has requested a loan of 700,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more products for the shop, such as cooking oil and sugar, and will help Sharon to generate greater profits. The profits help to pay for her children's schooling.

Sharon hopes that in the future she will be able to be a successful woman.

Sharon 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: Sharon, Sharoon

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