A loan of $225 helped a member to buy more raw food such as cassava and sweet potatoes for resale.


Elizabeth's Group's story

Elizabeth's Group is comprised of two hardworking women. Elizabeth is 17 years old and lives in the town of Rukoki in the Fortportal region of Uganda. For the past two years, Elizabeth has been working hard to manage her small business selling raw food.

To help expand her business, Elizabeth has requested a loan of 200,000 Ugandan Shillings from Kiva Field Partner, BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more raw food such as cassava and sweet potatoes for resale, and will help Elizabeth to generate greater profits and pay for her child's medical bills. Elizabeth hopes that in the future she will be able to own a retail shop.

Elizabeth 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: Elizabeth , Norensi



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