A loan of $600 helped a member to buy more goats that will be sold.

Machina's Group's story

Machina's group is comprised of three hardworking women. Machina is 17 years old and lives in the town of Hima in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. For the past two years, Machina has been working hard to manage her small farm, which rears goats and sells them.

To help expand her business, Machina has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more goats that will be sold, and will help Machina to generate greater profits and pay for her medical expenses. Machina hopes that in the future, she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a house.

Machina 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: Machina, Sifa, Teddy
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