A loan of $525 helped a member to buy more scrap, which she will resell for use in making new saucepans and plates.

Cathy's Group's story

Cathy's group is comprised of two hard-working women. Cathy is 22 years old and lives in the town of Nyendo, in the Masaka region of Uganda. For the past two years, Cathy has been working hard to manage her small shop, which sells scrap.

To help expand her business, Cathy has requested a loan of 900,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more scrap, which she will resell to manufacturing factories. The buyers will use the scrap to make new saucepans and plates. This loan will help Cathy to generate greater profits and take care of her family members by providing for all their basic needs. Cathy hopes that, in the future, she will be able to own a wholesale shop that sells food commodities.

Cathy 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: Cathy, Sara

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