A loan of $100 helped to buy a computer to help her provide secretarial services.

Asiina's story

Asiina is 16 years old and lives in the town of Iganga in the Iganga region of Uganda. For the past five months, Asiina has been working hard to manage her stationery shop.

To help expand her business, Asiina has requested a loan of 200,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy a computer to help her provide secretarial services, and will help Asiina to generate greater profits and improve her family's standard of living. Asiina hopes that in the future she will be able to open up a video library.

Asiina 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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