A loan of $175 helped to buy more hair relaxers for the salon.

Ruth's story

Ruth is 23 years old and lives in the town of Seeta in the Mukono region of Uganda. She is married and has two children who are both currently in school. For the past 2 years, Ruth has been working hard to manage her beauty salon, where she does hair dressing.

To help expand her business, Ruth has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more hair relaxers for the salon so as to attract more clients, and will help Ruth to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her children. Ruth hopes that in the future she will be able to construct rental houses.

Ruth 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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