A loan of $1,000 helped to buy new stock of clothes, earrings, necklaces and bangles.


Zaria's story

Zaria is 29 years old and lives in the town of Kalerwe in the region of Kampala East in Uganda. She is married and has two children, one of whom is currently in school. For the past four years, Zaria has been working hard to manage her clothing sales business, in which she sells clothing and jewelry.

To help expand her business, Zaria has requested a loan of 2,500,000 Ugandan Shillings (UGX) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy new stock of clothes, earrings, necklaces and bangles, and will help Zaria to generate greater profits and improve her family's standard of living. Zaria hopes that in the future she will be able to start up a retail shop selling baby items.

Zaria is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Zaria who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown too large for microloans.



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