Total loan: $375

Hasifa's Group

Iganga, Eastern Region, Uganda / Clothing

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A loan helped to purchase more clothing.

Hasifa's Group's story

Hasifa's group is comprised of two hard-working women. Hasifa is 22 years old and lives in the town of Iganga in the Iganga region of Uganda. She is married and has two children. For the past three years, Hasifa has been working hard to manage her clothing sales, which sells clothes like dresses and skirts.

To help expand her business, Hasifa has requested a share of 1,300,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more clothing, and will help Hasifa to generate greater profits. Hasifa will use the profits of the business to pay school fees for her children, pay house bills, and provide basic needs, like food, for the family, thereby improving on their standard of living. Hasifa hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build rentals.

Hasifa 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.