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Total loan: $325


Kisekende, Central Region, Uganda / Services

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

Winnie's story

Winnie is 20 years old and lives in the town of Kisekende in the Kisekende region of Uganda. For the past year, Winnie has been working hard to manage her beauty salon, which plaits hair, braids, weaves, treatments, and retouching.

To help expand her business, Winnie has requested a loan of 1,200,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy braids, hair oil, and weaves, and will help Winnie to generate greater profits and to expand her business. Winnie will be able to meet the basic needs at home and cater for different home bills, thereby improving on her standard of living. Winnie hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land.

Winnie 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.