A loan of $975 helped a member to purchase for more items such as milk, soup, and bread to sell in her store.


Monica's Group's story

Monica's group is composed of five hardworking women. Monica is 20 years old and lives in the town of Kyenjojo in the Mubende region of Uganda. She is married and has one child. For the past two years, Monica has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells sugar, milk, and bread.

To help expand her business, Monica has requested a loan of 700,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more items such as milk, soup, and bread to sell in the store, and will help Monica to generate greater profits and take care of her family's needs. Monica hopes that in the future she will be able to buy land and build a house.

Monica 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, as well as a forum for life-skills training.

In this group: Monica, Rose, Robina, Oliver, Janet
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