Total loan: $500


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Kisasi, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase enough weaves, hair lotions, treatments and a hair dryer.

Birungi's story

Birungi is 23 years old and lives in the town of Kisaasi in the Kireka region of Uganda. She has one child. For the past four years, Birungi has been working hard to manage her Beauty Salon/vegetable business in which she does hair dressing and sells vegetables too.

To help expand her business, Birungi has requested a loan of 1,800,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase enough weaves, hair lotions, treatments a hair dryer and more vegetables to attract more customers. It will help Birungi to generate greater profits and now that she is a single mother, she will have to pay basic home dues for her child. Birungi hopes that in the future she will be able to build apartments for a business.

Birungi 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.