Total loan: $150


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Kabuusu, Central Region, Uganda / Clothing

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Sharon's story

Sharon is 18 years old and lives in the town of Kabuusu in the Makidye region of Uganda. She is single and has one child. For the past four years, Sharon has been working hard to manage her boutique, which sells ladies’ and children’s clothes.

To help expand her business, Sharon has requested a loan of 500,000 UGX (Ugandan Shillings) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more clothes to sell. This will help Sharon to generate greater profits from her expanded business and will enable her to afford basic needs for her mother, cater for her siblings, and pay rent for a space to sell her clothes. Sharon hopes that in the future she will be able to develop and expand the clothes business.

Sharon 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.