Total loan: $350


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Makindye, Central Region, Uganda / Services

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A loan helped to buy more hair oil, hair treatment, and braids.

Harriet's story

Harriet is 24 years old and lives in the town of Makindye in the Makindye region of Uganda. She is single and has one child who is currently in school. For the past two years, Harriet has been working hard to manage her beauty salon, which offers services like plaiting of braids, weaves, and treatment of hair.

To help expand her business, Harriet has requested a loan of 1,250,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more hair oil, hair treatment, and braids, and it will help Harriet to generate greater profits. She will use the profits of the business to pay school fees for her child, buy personal items like clothes for herself and her child, pay house bills, and provide for the basic needs for the family like food, thereby improving their standard of living.

Harriet hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a permanent house.

Harriet 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.