A loan of $200 helped to buy more clothes to sell.

Phiona's story

Phiona is 19 years old and lives in the town of Seeta in the Mukono region of Uganda. For the past two years, Phiona has been working hard to manage her clothing store. To help expand her business, Phiona has requested a loan of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more clothes to sell, and will help Phiona to generate greater profits and support her family in basic needs. Phiona hopes that in the future she will be able to become a powerful businesswoman in town.

Phiona 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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