A loan of $875 helped a member to purchase more vegetables such as tomatoes.


Sharon's Group's story

"Sharon's Group" is comprised of 4 hard working women. Sharon is 20 years old and lives in the town of Rukoki in the Fortportal region of Uganda. For the past 3 years, Sharon has been working hard to manage her small business, which sells vegetables. To help expand her business, Sharon has requested a loan of 800,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more vegetables such as tomatoes, and will help Sharon to generate greater profits and pay for her medical bills. Sharon hopes that in the future she will be able to build a house of her own. Sharon 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: Sharon, Florence, Agatha, Jennifer
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