Total loan: $350


Kalerwe, Central Region, Uganda / Clothing

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A loan helped to buy more clothes to sell.

Shadia's story

Shadia is 20 years old and lives in the town of Kalerwe in the Kawempe region of Uganda. For the past four years, Shadia has been working hard to manage her clothing sales business in which she sells ladies' clothes.

To help expand her business, Shadia has requested a loan of 1,200,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more clothes to sell and will help Shadia to generate greater profits. Shadia will be in a position to afford more basic needs and also improve her standard of living and contribute to respective bills like medication for her family. Shadia hopes that in the future she will be able to become a fashion designer.

Shadia 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.