A loan of $925 helped a member to buy water, soda and other items to sell.


Ruth's Group's story

Ruth's group is comprised of five hard-working women. Ruth is 18 years old and lives in the town of Kisekende in the Mubende region of Uganda. For the past four years, Ruth has been working hard to manage her retail shop, where she sells soft drinks.

To help expand her business, Ruth has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy water, soda and other items to sell, and will help Ruth to generate greater profits and take care of herself and buy new clothes. Ruth hopes that in the future she will be able to expand the business into a wholesale shop.

Ruth 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: Ruth, Jeniffer, Teddy, Recheal, Yozeyina
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