Shamilah N. is 20 years old and lives in the town of Kalerwe in the Kampala central region of Uganda. She is single and has no children. Shamilah has a business of tailoring, which she has had for three years.
To help expand her business, Shamilah has requested a loan of 200,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase materials for making clothes for resale. With the help of this loan from BRAC, Shamilah hopes to generate greater profits and pay school fees for herself. In the future, Shamilah hopes to buy another tailoring machine.
Shamilah is a member of BRAC’s Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program, which has helped her prospects for the future by helping her to expand her business.
About BRAC Uganda
This loan is administered by BRAC Uganda, a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) in Uganda that is also a part of the BRAC international network. BRAC Uganda attempts to address poverty through a holistic model, offering programs in education, health, water & sanitation, agriculture, and microfinance. BRAC Uganda’s microfinance program aims to provide the poor with easy, reliable, and efficient access to institutional financial services, and reaches over 150,000 families in Uganda. For more on BRAC Uganda, please see our partner page, and join our lending team, Friends of BRAC Uganda.