A loan of $1,175 helped a member to buy more essential commodities, like milk, sugar and salt, to resell in her shop.


Emilly's Group's story

Emilly's group is comprised of six hard-working women. Emilly is 22 years old and lives in the town of Kamwenge, in the Fortportal region of Uganda. She is married and has two children, who are currently in school. For the past five years, Emilly has been working hard to manage her retail shop, where she sells essential commodities, like milk, sugar, salt and cooking oil.

To help expand her business, Emilly has requested a loan of 800,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to increase her inventory of essential commodities for sale. This will help Emilly to generate greater profits and pay some school expenses, such as books and pencils. She hopes that in the future, she will be able to build her own house.

Emilly 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: Emilly, Amina, Roninah, Justine, Justine, Medius



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