A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy more new clothes for sale,.


Kasifa's Group's story

Kasifa's group is comprised of four hard working women. Kasifa is 17 years old and lives in the town of Kaliro in the Iganga region of Uganda. For the past three years, Kasifa has been working hard to manage her clothing business, which sells new clothes.

To help expand her business, Kasifa has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more new clothes to sell and will help Kasifa to generate greater profits and pay for her sisters' school fees. Kasifa hopes that in the future she will be able to become self reliant because she shares her business with her mother.

Kasifa 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: Kasifa , Viola, Prossy, Diana
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