Sandrah is 17 years old, is single and lives in the town of Kyengera in the Kampala West region of Uganda. For the past two years, Sandrah has been working hard to manage her salon where she styles and plaits hair.
To help expand her business, Sandrah has requested a loan of 500,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy a hairdryer and cosmetics, and will help Sandrah to generate greater profits and grow her business by acquiring assets. Sandrah hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and have a shop from which to sell spare parts.
Sandrah 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.
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.