Total loan: $100


Zirobwe, Central Region, Uganda / Services

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A loan helped to buy braids, hair oil and weaves.

Fatuma's story

Fatuma is 21 years old and lives in the town of Zirobwe in the Kasangati region of Uganda. For the past year, Fatuma has been working hard to manage her beauty salon, where she plaits hair, braids, and does weaves, treatments, and retouching.

To help expand her business, Fatuma has requested a loan of 300,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy braids, hair oil and weaves, and will help Fatuma to generate greater profits. With the profits from the business she will be able to provide for her family, and improve their of living. Fatuma hopes that in the future she will be able to construct a residential house.

Fatuma 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.