Total loan: $275


Iganga, Eastern Region, Uganda / Clothing

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A loan helped to purchase more clothes.

Agatha's story

Agatha is 18 years old and lives in the town of Iganga in the Iganga region of Uganda. For the past three years, she has been working hard to manage her clothing business, which sells blouses and skirts.

To help expand her business, Agatha has requested a loan of 1,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more clothes, and will help her to generate greater profits.

Agatha will use the profits of the business to buy herself personal items such as clothes and sanitary towels, pay house bills and provide basic needs for the family including food, thereby improving their standard of living.

Agatha hopes that in the future she will be able to open up a beauty salon in order to generate more income.

Agatha 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.