A loan of $575 helped a member to buy more seeds for planting, such as beans and maize.


Harriet's Group's story

Harriet's group is comprised of six hard-working women. Harriet is 20 years old and lives in the town of Mubende, in Uganda. She is single and has two children, one of them currently in school. For the past two years, Harriet has been working hard to manage her faming business.

To help expand her business, Harriet has requested a loan of 150,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. She will use the loan to buy more seeds for planting, such as beans and maize. The additional seeds will help Harriet to generate greater profits, and to acquire a restaurant. Harriet hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a house.

Harriet 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: Harriet, Jones, Scovia, Joan, Mariam, Resty
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