A loan of $875 helped a member to increase her stock of essential commodities to attract more customers.

Josephine's Group's story

Josephine's group is comprised of 4 hardworking women. Josephine, 18 years old, lives in the town of Kachwamba in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. For the past 2 years, Josephine has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells sugar, salt and cooking oil.

To help expand her business, Josephine has requested a loan of 800,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to increase her stock of essential commodities such as milk, cooking oil, sugar,and salt to attract more customers, and will help Josephine to generate greater profits and to pay for her medical bills. Josephine hopes that, in the future, she will be able to start a big supermarket in town.

Josephine 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: Josephine, Agnes, Topista, Juliet
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