Total loan: $325


Njeru, Central Region, Uganda / Clothing

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A loan helped to stock more clothes to increase what is available to sell to clients.

Sarah's story

Sarah is 18 years old and lives in the town of Njeru in the Njeru region of Uganda. For the past two years, she has been working hard to manage her clothing business, which sells dresses, tops, t-shirts, shorts and underwear to earn her a living.

To help expand her business, Sarah has requested a loan of 1,200,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to stock more clothes to increase what is available to sell to clients, and will help Sarah to generate greater profits. Her business will expand and with the increased profits, she can afford basic needs and clothing and can support her siblings, thereby improving their standards of living.

In the future, Sarah hopes that she will be able to buy her own piece of land, construct a family house, and establish a retail shop.

Sarah 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.