A loan of $1,100 helped a member to purchase more produce, like Irish potatoes.

Faridah's Group's story

Faridah is 20 years old and lives in the town of Mityana in the Mubende region of Uganda. She is married and has two children, with one of them currently in school. For the past two years, Faridah has been working hard to manage her fresh food business.

To help expand her business, Faridah has requested a loan of 300,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more produce, like Irish potatoes, and will help Faridah to generate greater profits, educate her children, and with home care. Faridah hopes that in the future, she will be able to build a house on her plot.

Faridah 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: Faridah , Rossa, Joyce, Ritah, Carol, Sharon, Susan
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