A loan of $400 helped a member to buy more drinks and snacks to sell.


Jane's Group's story

Jane's group is made up of two hard working women. Jane is 21 years old and lives in the town of Kumi in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has three children with two of them currently in school. For the past two years, Jane has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells soft drinks, sodas and snacks.

To help expand her business, Jane has asked for a loan of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy snacks and more drinks such as sodas to sell in her shop. This will help Jane to make bigger profits, and buy another fridge for the business. Jane hopes that in the future she will be able to educate her children up to university.

Jane 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: Jane , Glades
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