A loan of $475 helped a member to purchase more a fridge and maize, rice, sugar, and soap to sell.

Zam's Group's story

Zam's group is comprised of 4 hard working women. Zam is 17 years old and lives in the town of Kiyinda in the Mubende region of Uganda. For the past year, Zam has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells rice, juice, cooking oil and beans.

To help expand her business, Zam has requested a loan of 300,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase a fridge and more maize, rice, sugar and soap to sell. This will help Zam to generate greater profits and improve her family's standard of living. Zam hopes that in the future she will be able to expand her poultry farm and be a big supplier in the whole town.

Zam 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: Zam, Rose, Viola, Sylvia
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