A loan of $575 helped a member to buy more essential commodities for resale, like milk, bread, sugar, and soap.


Barbra's Group's story

Barbra's Group is comprised of three, hard-working women. Barbra is 19 years old and lives in the town of Bunghokho, in the Mbale region of Uganda. For the past two years, Barbra has been working hard to manage her retail shop, where she sells maize flour, sugar, soap, and drinks.

To help expand her business, Barbra has requested a loan of UGX 600,000 (Ugandan Shillings) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more essential commodities for resale, like milk, bread, sugar, and soap, and will help Barbra to generate greater profits and pay her school fees. Barbra hopes that, in the future, she will be able to build a permanent house for her children.

Barbra 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: Barbra, Hariet, Niru



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