A loan of $550 helped a member to purchase more essential commodities such as milk, cooking oil, sugar, and salt to attract more customers.


Grace's Group's story

Grace's group is comprised of five hard-working women. Grace is 21 years old and lives in the town of Kachwamba in the Fortportal region of Uganda. She is married and has two children with one of them currently in school. For the past two years, Grace has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells sugar, salt, and cooking oil. To help expand her business, Grace has requested a loan of 300,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more essential commodities such as milk, cooking oil, sugar, and salt to attract more customers. This will help Grace generate greater profits and pay school fees for her child. Grace hopes that in the future she will be able to buy cows and build a house. Grace 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: Grace , Calrin, Elizabeth, Agnes, Florence
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