A loan of $275 helped to buy more agro chemical items to sell.


Shamim's story

Shamim is 17 years old and lives in the town of Wobulezi in the Luwero region of Uganda. For the past year, Shamim has been working hard to manage her small business, which sells agro chemical items. To help expand her business, Shamim has requested a loan of 700,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more agro chemical items to sell, and will help Shamim to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her young sister. Shamim hopes that in the future she will be able to expand her rental houses and build 2 other rooms. Shamim 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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