A loan of $1,000 helped to buy more maize flour, cooking oil, jelly and rice.

Shakirah's story

Shakirah is 37 years old and lives in the town of Kabwohe, Uganda. She is married and has two children, one of whom is currently in school. For the past four years, Shakirah has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells bread, soap and other household staples.

To help expand her business, Shakirah has requested a loan of 2,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more maize flour, cooking oil, jelly, and rice, and will help Shakirah to generate greater profits and allow her to develop her family more. Shakirah hopes that in the future she will be able to open up a bigger retail shop.

Shakirah is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Shakirah who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown too large for microloans.

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