A loan of $200 helped to buy more thread to knit sweaters to sell.

Doreen's story

Doreen is 21 years old and lives in the town of Lugazi in the Mukono region of Uganda. She is married and has two children who are currently both in school. For the past two years, Doreen has been working hard to manage her small knitting business, which makes knit sweaters.

To help expand her business, Doreen has requested a loan of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings (UGX) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more thread to knit sweaters to sell, and will help Doreen to generate greater profits and improve on her family's standard of living. Doreen hopes that in the future she will become a very rich businesswoman in town and also start supplying schools with sweaters.

Doreen 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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