A loan of $250 helped to buy more clothes for resale.


Scovia's story

Scovia is 22 years old and lives in the town of Kamwenge in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. She is married and has two children who are both currently in school. For the past two years, Scovia has been working hard to manage her small business, which sells clothes.

To help expand her business, Scovia has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more clothes for resale, and will help Scovia to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her children. Scovia hopes that in the future she will be able to educate her children up to university and also buy a plot of land.

Scovia 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.



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