Total loan: $275


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kibuli, Central Region, Uganda / Construction

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Nadia's story

Nadia is 26 years old and lives in the town of Kibuli in the Makindye region of Uganda. For the past 5 years, Nadia has been working hard to manage her construction business, which sells sand.

To help expand her business, Nadia has requested a loan of 1,000,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more sand, and will help Nadia to generate greater profits. Nadia will use the profits of her business to pay school fees for her children, buy personal items like clothes and shoes for herself, pay house bills, and provide basic needs for the family like food, thereby improving on their standards of living.

Nadia hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a permanent house. She also hopes to open up a warehouse in order to generate more income.

Nadia 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.