A loan of $325 helped a member to buy more essential commodities like milk, bread, sugar and soap for resale.


Jamirah's Group's story

Jamirah's group is composed of two hardworking women. Jamirah is 17 years old and lives in the town of Seeta in the Mukono region of Uganda.

For the past two years, Jamirah has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells soap, bread, milk and cooking oil.

To help expand her business, Jamirah has requested a loan of 300,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more essential commodities like milk, bread, sugar and soap for resale. This will help Jamirah to generate greater profits and take good care of herself, buy new clothes, and pay for her medical bills. She hopes that in the future, she will be able to build rental houses of her own.

Jamirah 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: Jamirah, Oliver



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