Total loan: $550


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Buwama, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase more sacks of sugar, salt, and maize flour.

Shakirah's story

Shakirah is 22 years old and lives in the town of Buwama in the Kyengera region of Uganda. For the past 4 years, she has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells essential items like sugar, salt, cooking oil, and water.

To help expand her business, Shakirah has requested a loan of 2,000,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more sacks of sugar, salt, and maize flour for sale. It will help her generate greater profits and enable her to pay some of the house bills and basic needs for her home. Shakirah hopes that in the future she will be able to expand her business into a wholesale shop.

Shakirah is a member of BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program. In addition to microfinance loans, the program also provides a safe place for young Ugandan women to take part in group activities and a forum for life-skills training.