A loan of $300 helped to buy more materials for making clothes to sell.

Samali's story

Samali is 18 years old and lives in the town of Siroko in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has three children with one of them currently in school. For the past year, Samali has been working hard to manage her small business, which does tailoring.

To help expand her business, Samali has requested a loan of 700,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more materials for making clothes to sell, and will help Samali to generate greater profits and improve on the family’s standard of living. Samali hopes that in the future she will be able to construct rental houses of her own.

Samali 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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