Total loan: $550


Wakiso, Central Region, Uganda / Services

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A loan helped to buy hair oil, braids and weaves.

Catherine's story

Catherine is 23 years old and lives in the town of Wakiso in the Nansana region of Uganda. She is married and has two children. Both are in school. For the past two years, Catherine has been working hard to manage her beauty salon at which she provides hair treatments, braids, weaves, and retouches.

To help expand her business, Catherine has requested a 2,000,000 UGX loan from BRAC Uganda that she will use to buy hair oil, braids and weaves. This will help her to increase her profits, allowing Catherine to better afford basic needs, cater for her family and improve her standard of living.

Catherine hopes that, in the future, she will be able to expand her business to a unisex salon.

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