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


Velonica's story

Velonica is 22 years old and lives in the town of Zirobwe in the Luwero region of Uganda. For the past year, Velonica has been working hard to manage her small business, which sells clothes.

To help expand her business, Velonica has requested a loan of 500,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more clothes to sell, and this will help Velonica to generate greater profits and improve on her family's standard of living. Velonica hopes that in the future she will be able to stop the mobile business and rent a shop for her business.

Velonica 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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