A loan of $825 helped a member to add new varieties of produce, such as beans, to her inventory, and to grow the business.

Irene's Group's story

Irene's group is comprised of four hard-working, young women. Irene is 19 years old and lives in the town of Kaliro, in the Iganga region of Uganda. For the past seven, Irene has been working hard to manage her produce business. She sells maize, rice and coffee.

To help expand her business, Irene has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to increase the size of the business and to add different varieties of produce, such as beans, to the things she offers for sale. The inventory bought with the loan will help Irene to generate greater profits and pay tuition for her siblings. Irene hopes that in the future she will be able to start a retail shop.

Irene 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: Irene, Kethy, Rosemary, Juliet

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