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Total loan: $225


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Kisasi, Central Region, Uganda / Clothing

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A loan helped to invest in more bed sheets and bed covers.

Gorret's story

Gorret is 20 years old and lives in the town of Seeta in the Kireka region of Uganda. For the past 3 years, Gorret has been working hard to manage her clothing business, which deals in selling secondhand bedclothes, like bed sheets and bed covers.

To help expand her business, Gorret has requested a loan of 800000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to invest in more bed sheets and bed covers, and will help Gorret to generate greater profits. With higher profits realized from her expanded business, Gorret will also be in position to buy more basic needs at home and also improve her standards of living in the short run. She will also be able take care of her children and pay the respective school dues as well. Gorret hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a piece of land and develop it at one time.

Gorret 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.