A loan of $350 helped a member to buy more medicine for the patients.

Ritah's Group's story

Ritah's Group is comprised of two hard-working women. Ritah is 21 years old and lives in the town of Bunghokho, in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is single and has two children, one of them currently in school. For the past three years, Ritah has been working hard to manage her drug shop, where she sells medicine.

To help expand her business, Ritah has requested a loan of UGX 300,000 (Ugandan Shillings) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more medicine for the patients and will help Ritah to generate greater profits and improve on the economic status of her family. Ritah hopes that, in the future, she will be able to meet the social needs of the family.

Ritah 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: Ritah, Imaculate
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