A loan of $1,225 helped a member to purchase more essential commodities such as milk, cooking oil, sugar, and salt that will attract more customers.


Violet's Group's story

Violet's group is comprised of five hard-working women. Violet is 23 years old and lives in the town of Kachwamba in the Fortportal region of Uganda. She is single and has two children with one of them currently in school. For the past two years, Violet has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells sugar, salt, and cooking oil.

To help expand her business, Violet has requested a loan of 900,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more essential commodities such as milk, cooking oil, sugar, and salt that will attract more customers. This will help Violet generate greater profits and pay her medical bills. Violet hopes that in the future she will be able to expand her business into a big supermarket.

Violet 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: Violet , Molly, Rose, Sarah, Doreen



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