A loan of $475 helped a member to buy more clothes for resale.


Shadia's Group's story

Shadia's group is comprised of 4 hard working women. Shadia is 16 years old and lives in the town of Makidye in the Kampala south region of Uganda. For the past , Shadia has been working hard to manage her small business, which sells clothes.

To help expand her business, Shadia has requested a loan of 300,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more clothes for resale, and will help Shadia to generate greater profits and save her money for future use. Shadia hopes that in the future she will be able to move out of her parents house and start renting her own.

Shadia 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.

In this group: Shadia, Agnes, Margret, Aisha



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