Total loan: $250


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Zanna, Central Region, Uganda / Clothing

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Sharifar's story

Sharifar is 24 years old and lives in the town of Zana in the Abaita Ababiri region of Uganda. For the past year, Sharifar has been working hard to manage her clothing business, where she sells children's and men's clothes.

To help expand her business, Sharifar has requested a loan of 900,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more clothes and furniture for her shop, and will help Sharifar to generate greater profits.

Sharifar will use the profits from her business to buy for herself personal items like clothes and shoes, pay house bills and provide basic needs for the family, like food, thereby improving their standard of living.

Sharifar hopes that in the future, she will be able to open up a wholesale shop in order to generate more income.

Sharifar 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.