A loan of $425 helped a member to buy food to sell in her hotel.


Saida's Group's story

Saida's group is comprised of three hard-working women. Saida is 23 years old and lives in the town of Kaliro in the region of Uganda. She is married and has three children, two of whom currently attend school. For the past two years, Saida has been working hard to manage her small hotel, which sells meals. To help expand her business, Saida has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy food for the hotel to sell, and will help Saida to generate greater profits and help in paying school fees for herself. Saida hopes that in the future she will be able to improve her small hotel to a very good standard. Saida 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: Saida, Sarah, Lydia
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