A loan of $600 helped a member to purchase more essential commodities such as milk, bread, sugar and soap for resale.


5013-0090012091 Group's story

Sarah's group is comprised of two hardworking women. Sarah is 23 years old and lives in the town of Kyengera in the Kampala west region of Uganda. She is married and has 2 children, with 1 of them currently in school. For the past 2 years, Sarah has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells sugar, soap, milk and bread.

To help expand her business, Sarah has requested a loan of 800,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more essential commodities such as milk, bread, sugar and soap for resale, and will help Sarah to generate greater profits to take good care of herself and her children. Sarah hopes that in the future she will be able to expand her business into a wholesale shop and also to open up another retail shop in town.

Sarah is a member of BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program. In addition to micro-finance 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: Sarah, Chritine
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