A loan of $350 helped a member to increase her stock and buy different types of clothes.


Sharon's Group's story

Sharon's group is comprised of two hard-working women. Sharon is 20 years old and lives in the town of Mbale in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is single and has one child. For the past three years, Sharon has been working hard to manage her small clothing store, which sells second-hand clothing.

To help expand her business, Sharon has requested a loan of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to increase her stock and buy more different types of clothes, and will help Sharon to generate greater profits and boost the business . Sharon hopes that in the future she will be able to look after her family.

Sharon 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: Sharon, Betty



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