Aisha is a hard-working woman. Aisha is 22 years old and lives in the town of Pallisa in the region of Iganga in Uganda. She is single and has one child. For the past two years, Aisha has been working hard to manage her business, which is to sell shoes.
To help expand her business, Aisha has requested a loan of 350,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more shoes and will help Aisha generate greater profits, which she will use to pay school fees for her child. Aisha hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land.
Aisha 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.