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Total loan: $375

Zaharah

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Makindye, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to buy more plastics to resell, such as jerricans, basins, plates, cups and baskets.


Zaharah's story

Zaharah is 25 years old and lives in the town of Makindye in the Makindye region of Uganda. She is single and has a child. For the past three years she has been working hard managing her shop where she sells plastic household items.

To help expand her business, Zaharah has requested a loan of 1,300,000 UGX through Kiva's field partner BRAC Uganda. It will be used to buy more plastics to resell, such as jerricans, basins, plates, cups and baskets, which will help her to generate greater profits. With these she can improve her family’s standard of living by supporting her daughter and herself with enough in basic needs.

Zaharah hopes that in the future she will be able to build a handicraft shop and a wholesale business carrying plastic items.

Zaharah is a member of BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents 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.