A loan of $1,100 helped a member to buy more commodities like sodas, sugar, splash juice and cooking oil to resell.


Onike's' Group's story

Onike's group is comprised of 6 hard working women. Onike is 22 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 4 years, Onike has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells flour, sugar, soap, and cooking oil.

To help expand her business, Onike has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more commodities like sodas, sugar, splash juice and cooking oil to resell. This investment will help Onike to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her child. Onike hopes that in the future she will be able to build a house.

Onike 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: Onike's , Joan, Eresi, Sadness, Aisha, Namless



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