Total loan: $75


Rwimi, Western Region, Uganda / Clothing

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A loan helped to buy more clothes to sell.

Alinda's story

Alinda is 17 years old and lives in the town of Rwiimi in the Kasese region of Uganda. For the past 2 years, Alinda has been working hard to manage her clothing business, which sells used dresses, skirts and tops.

To help expand her business, Alinda has requested a loan of 250,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more clothes, and will help Alinda to generate greater profits. Alinda will use the profits of the business to buy for herself personal items like clothes and shoes, pay house bills and provide basic needs for the family like food thereby improving on their standard of living. Alinda hopes that in the future she will be able to start selling African clothes.

Alinda 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.