Total loan: $275


Bulenga, Central Region, Uganda / Clothing

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A loan helped to purchase more clothes.

Gartrude's story

Gartrude is 25 years old, single, and has one child who attends school. She lives in the town of Bulenga in the Kiyinda region of Uganda. For the past three years, Gartrude has been working hard to manage her clothing business, selling trousers, dresses, tops, and skirts.

To help expand her business, Gartrude requested a loan from BRAC Uganda for 1,000,000 Ugandan Shillings, which she will use to purchase more clothes. This loan will help Gartrude to generate greater profits. Since Gartrude is a single mother, she will use the profits of the business to pay school fees for her child, buy personal items for herself and her child, pay house bills, and provide basic needs for the family such as food, thereby improving on their standard of living. Gartrude hopes that in the future she will be able to buy land and build rentals in order to generate more income.

Gartrude 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.