A loan of $125 helped to buy more hair relaxers for her beauty salon.


Sylivia's story

Sylivia is 17 years old and lives in the town of Wobulezi in the Luwero region of Uganda. For the past two years, Sylivia has been working hard to manage her beauty salon where she does hairdressing.

To help expand her business, Sylivia has requested a loan of 300,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more hair relaxers for the beauty salon and will help her generate greater profits and pay school fees for herself and her young brother. She hopes that in the future, she will be able to own a bigger beauty salon.

Sylivia 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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