A loan of $125 helped to buy more yarn that will be used for making sweaters.

Judith's story

Judith is 16 years old and lives in the town of Nyendo in the Masaka region of Uganda. For the past two years, Judith has been working hard to manage her knitting business, selling hand-made clothes such as sweaters.

To help expand her business, Judith has requested a loan of 300,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more yarn that will be used for making sweaters, and will help Judith to generate greater profits and take good care of herself and her family members. Judith hopes that in the future she will be able to expand the business and own a big shop in town that sells sweaters.

Judith 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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