A loan of $875 helped a member to add more produce in the store such as beans, flour, and maize.


Kasifa's Group's story

Kasifa's group is comprised of six hard working women. Kasifa, 21, lives in the town of Sironko in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has two children, one of whom is currently in school. For the past three years, Kasifa has been working hard to manage her produce business, selling beans, flour and maize.

To help expand her business, Kasifa has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to add more produce in the store such as beans, flour, and maize and will help Kasifa to generate greater profits by increasing her stock. Kasifa hopes that in the future she will be able to buy land and construct a home.

Kasifa 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: Kasifa, Sharon, Naume, Doreen, Darya, Catherine



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