Hadijah is 21 years old and lives in the town of Natete in Uganda's Kampala North region. She is married and has two children, both of whom are enrolled in school. For the last three years, she has worked hard at her business, which consists of selling clothes. To help expand her business, she has requested a loan of 200,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. She will use the loan to buy more clothes to sell, and use the additional income to increase her profits and pay her children's school fees. Her goal for the future is to continue expanding her business.
Hadijah is a member of BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program. In addition to microfinance loans, the program provides a safe place for young Ugandan women to take part in group activities and a forum for life-skills training. The ELA program has increased Hadijah's prospects by helping her improve 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.