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Total loan: $125

Aisha

Iganga, Eastern Region, Uganda / Services

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A loan helped to purchase more braids.


Aisha's story

Aisha is 21 years old and lives in the town of Iganga in the Iganga region of Uganda. She is married and has one child. For the past three years, Aisha has been working hard to manage her beauty salon, in which she offers services like plaiting of braids, weaves and treatment of hair.

To help expand her business, Aisha has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more braids, and will help Aisha to generate greater profits. Aisha will use the profits of the business to assist her husband in paying school fees for their child, buying for herself personal items like clothes, paying house bills and providing basic needs for the family like food, thereby improving their standard of living. Aisha hopes that in the future, she will be able to open a clothing store in order to generate more income.

Aisha 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.