Total loan: $425


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Makindye, Central Region, Uganda / Clothing

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A loan helped to purchase more clothes for her business and support her family's basic needs.

Seera's story

Seera is 22 years old and lives in the town of Makindye in the Makindye region of Uganda. For the past three years, Seera has been working hard to manage her clothing business, which sells dresses, skirts and tops.

To help expand her business, Seera has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan Shillings (UGX) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more clothes and will help Seera to generate greater profits. Seera will use these profits to buy herself personal items, such as clothes and shoes, pay household bills, and provide basic needs for the family, such as food and medical care; thereby, improving their standard of living. Seera hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land for rearing cows and goats.

Seera 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.