A loan of $700 helped a member to buy more food that will be cooked for resale.

Irene's Group's story

Irene's group is composed of three hardworking women. Irene is 20 years old and lives in the town of Kayunga in the Mukono region of Uganda. For the past four years, Irene has been working hard to manage her small restaurant business, which sells cooked food.

To help expand her business, Irene has requested a loan of 800,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more food that will be cooked for resale. This will help Irene to generate greater profits and increase her capital to buy needed items for the restaurant. Irene hopes that in the future she will be able to build a house of her own.

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, Lovince, Sharon

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