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Total loan: $200
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Irene's Group

Uganda
Kachwamba, Uganda / General Store

A loan of $200 helped a member to buy more commodities like sodas, sugar, splash juice and cooking oil for resale.


Irene's Group's story

Irene's group is comprised of two hard working women. Irene is 21 years old and lives in the town of Kachwaba in the Fortportal region of Uganda. She is married and has one child. For the past year, Irene has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells flour, sugar, soap, and cooking oil.

To help expand her business, Irene has requested a loan of 300,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more commodities like sodas, sugar, splash juice and cooking oil for resale. The loan will help Irene to generate greater profits and pay for her families medical bills. Irene hopes that in the future she will be able to go back to school since she didn’t get a chance to complete her studies.

Irene 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: Irene , Joslyne
*not pictured



Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: October 25, 2012

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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: October 25, 2012