Total loan: $125


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Kitintale, Central Region, Uganda / Services

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Edith's story

Edith is 20 years old and lives in the town of Kitintale in the Makindye region of Uganda. She is single and has one child. For the past 3 years, Edith has been working hard to manage her tailoring business, which sews dresses, shirts and skirts.

To help expand her business, Edith has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase sewing thread and fabric, and will help Edith to generate greater profits. Edith will use the profits of the business to pay school fees for her child, buy for herself and the child personal items like clothes, pay house bills and provide basic needs for the family like food thereby improving on their standards of living. Edith hopes that in the future she will be able to open up a big retail shop in order to generate more income.

Edith 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.