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A loan helped to purchase plastic chairs and saucepans.
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 plastic chairs and saucepans, and will help Shamim generate greater profits. Using the profits from the business, Shamim will be able to pay school fees for her siblings, buy personal items like clothes and shoes for herself, pay house bills and provide basic needs for the family like food. Thereby it will be improving their standards of living. Shamim hopes that in the future she will be able to open up a unisex clothing store in order to generate more income.
Shamim is a member of BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program. In addition to microfinance loans, the program provides both as a safe place for young Ugandan women to take part in group activities, and as a forum for life-skills training.