Total loan: $225


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Makindye, Central Region, Uganda / Services

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A loan helped to buy more braids and weaves.

Winnie's story

Winnie is 23 years old and lives in the town of Makindye in the Makindye region of Uganda. For the past three years, Winnie has been working hard to manage her beauty salon, which offers services like plaiting weaves, braids and treatment of hair.

To help expand her business, Winnie has requested a loan of 800,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more braids and weaves, and will help Winnie to generate greater profits. Due to increased profits from the business, Winnie will be able to provide basic needs for her family like medical care and food, thereby improving their standards of living. Winnie hopes that in the future she will be able to expand her business by opening a bigger beauty salon.

Winnie 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.