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Total loan: $325

Catherine

Kasangati, Central Region, Uganda / Services

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A loan helped to buy a new sewing machine.


Catherine's story

Catherine is 23 years old and lives in the town of Kasangati in the Kasangati region of Uganda. For the past 3 years, Catherine has been working hard to manage her tailoring, where she sews and sells clothes.

To help expand her business, Catherine has requested a loan of 1,200,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy a new sewing machine and will help Catherine to generate greater profit. Cathy's business will expand, hence making more profits, and she will be able to support her family, thereby improving on their standards of living. Catherine hopes that in the future she will be able to be a top fashion designer.

Catherine 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.