Total loan: $1,000


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Kalerwe, Central Region, Uganda / Services

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A loan helped to purchase enough clothing patterns for sewing new dresses to support her family's food, clothing and shelter needs.

Harriet's story

Harriet is 30 years old and lives in the town of Kalerwe in the Kawempe region of Uganda. She has one child, who is currently in school. For the past five years, Harriet has been working hard to manage her tailoring business, in which she sews clothes to sell.

To help expand her business, Harriet has requested a loan of 3,500,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase enough clothing patterns to sew new dresses. It will help Harriet generate greater profits and improve her family's standard of living by providing them with enough food, clothes and shelter. Harriet hopes that in the future she will be able to own a bigger designing and tailoring business of her own.

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