Total loan: $500


Kabuusu, Central Region, Uganda / Clothing

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A loan helped to stock new skirts, ladies' tops, and trousers.

Lydia's story

Lydia is 21 years old and lives in the town of Kabuusu in the Makindye region of Uganda. She is married and has one child. For the past 5 years, Lydia has been working hard to manage her boutique, which sells all kinds of clothes.

To help expand her business, Lydia has requested a loan of 1,800,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to stock new skirts, ladies' tops, and trousers to attract her customers. This will help Lydia to generate greater profits and manage to pay some of the house bills and basic needs. Lydia hopes that in the future she will be able to open up another boutique that sells all kinds of kids clothes in a different town.

Lydia 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.