A loan of $550 helped a member to buy more clothes to sell.


Zahara's Group's story

Zahara's group is comprised of 7 hard working women. Zahara is 21-years-old and lives in the town of Iganga in the region of Uganda. She is married and has 3 children, 2 of them are currently in school. For the past 3 years, Zahara has been working hard to manage her clothing business.

To help expand her business, Zahara has requested a loan of 200,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more clothes to sell, and will help Zahara to generate greater profits and provide school fees for her young children. Zahara hopes that in the future she will be able to own a shop were she can sell her clothes.

Zahara 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: Zahara, Verona, Fatuma, Zatuna, Hindu, Zina, Safia
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