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Total loan: $675


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Matuga, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase more fashionable shoes to sell.

Florence's story

Florence is 30 years old and lives in the town of Mattuga in the Kawempe region of Uganda. She is married and has three children, two of whom are currently in school.

For the past five years, Florence has been working hard to manage her firsthand shoes business, selling women's, men's and children's shoes.

To help expand her business, Florence has requested a loan of 2,400,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more fashionable shoes to sell. This loan will help Florence generate greater profits and improve her family's standard of living by providing enough basic needs.

Florence hopes that in the future she will be able to become a powerful businesswoman and own a wholesale shop in town.

Florence is a member of BRAC's Microfinance program (MF). The program primarily serves small-group members like Florence who do not have collateral to obtain commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown and qualify for microloans.