A loan of $450 helped a member to increase essential commodities such as milk, cooking oil, sugar and salt for resell.


Sylivia's Group's story

Sylivia's group is comprised of 2 hard working women. Sylivia is 21 years old and lives in the town of Kamwenge in the Fortportal region of Uganda. She is married and has one child. For the past 3 years, Sylivia has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells sugar, salt and cooking oil. To help expand her business, Sylivia has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to increase essential commodities such as milk, cooking oil, sugar and salt for resell, and will help Sylivia to generate greater profits and improve more on her business. Sylivia hopes that in the future she will be able to build a house of her own. Sylivia 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: Sylivia, Aidah
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