Total loan: $375


Kasangati, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase for more sacks of sugar,salt and maize flour for sale,.

Shamim's story

Shamim is 24 years old and lives in the town of Kasanganti in the Kasanganti region of Uganda. For the past two years, Shamim has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells essential items like sugar, salt, cooking oil and water.

To help expand her business, Shamim has requested a loan of 1,300,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more sacks of sugar, salt and maize flour for sale, and will help Shamim to generate greater profits and pay back the loan in time and buy food, pay house bills and other basic needs for her family.

Shamim hopes that in the future she will be able to start up a boutique.

Shamim 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.