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Total loan: $250


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kyengera, Central Region, Uganda / Services

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A loan helped to purchase enough patterns of clothes for making new dresses.

Shakirah's story

Shakirah is 20 years old and lives in the town of Kyengera in the Kyengera region of Uganda. She is married and has two children, with one of them currently in school. For the past three years, Shakirah has been working hard to manage her tailoring business, which makes clothes for sale.

To help expand her business, Shakirah has requested a loan of 900,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase enough patterns of clothes for making new dresses, and will help Shakirah to generate greater profits and improve on her family's standards of living by providing them with enough food. Shakirah hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a better house for her parents.

Shakirah 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.