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A loan of $100 helped to purchase materials for making clothes for resale.


Shamilah's story

Shamilah N. is 20 years old and lives in the town of Kalerwe in the Kampala central region of Uganda. She is single and has no children. Shamilah has a business of tailoring, which she has had for three years.

To help expand her business, Shamilah has requested a loan of 200,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase materials for making clothes for resale. With the help of this loan from BRAC, Shamilah hopes to generate greater profits and pay school fees for herself. In the future, Shamilah hopes to buy another tailoring machine.

Shamilah is a member of BRAC’s Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program, which has helped her prospects for the future by helping her to expand her business.



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