A loan of $800 helped a member to buy more fresh fish for resale.

Zulafa's Group's story

Zulafa's group is comprised of five hard-working women. Zulafa is 19 years old and lives in the town of Rukoki, in the Fortportal region of Uganda. She is married and has two children; one of them is currently in school. For the past 2 years, Zulafa has been working hard to manage her small business; she sells fresh fish.

To help expand her business, Zulafa has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. She will use the loan to buy more fresh fish for resale. The loan will help Zulafa to generate greater profits, which she will use to pay school fees for her child and her medical expenses. Zulafa hopes that in the future she will be able to build a house for herself.

Zulafa 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: Zulafa, Zenina, Macyline, Elirine, Jone

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