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Total loan: $475

Sharifah

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Kasangati, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase a fridge for cooling drinks.


Sharifah's story

Sharifah is 21 years old and lives in the town of Kasangati, in the Kasangati region of Uganda. She is married and has one child. For the past two years, Sharifah has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells sugar, rice, and cold drinks.

To help expand her business, Sharifah has requested a loan of 1,700,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase a fridge for cooling drinks. This will help Sharifah to generate greater profits. Sharifah will use the profits of her business to assist her husband in paying school fees for their child, paying house bills, and providing basic needs for the family such as food and medical care, thereby improving their standards of living.

Sharifah hopes that in the future she will be able to build rentals in order to generate more income. She also hopes to set up a livestock farm.

Sharifah 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.