Total loan: $450


Kalerwe, Central Region, Uganda / Services

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A loan helped to buy more laminating and printing supplies for her photocopying business.

Shadia's story

Shadia is 21 years old and lives in the town of Kalerwe in the Kawempe region of Uganda. For the past two years she has been working hard managing her photocopying services.

To help support her business, Shadia has requested a loan of 1,600,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda to buy more laminating and printing supplies. These will help her to generate greater profits and so help meet her family's basic needs and improve their standard of living. Shadia hopes that in the future she will be able to build rentals.

Shadia 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.