A loan of $975 helped to buy sugar, rice, posho, soda, salt and mineral water.


Shakilah's story

Shakilah is 32 years old and lives in the town of Fortportal in the Fortportal region of Uganda. She is married and has 2 children with none of them currently in school. For the past 2 years, Shakilah has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells sugar, rice, posho, soda, salt and mineral water.

To help expand her business, Shakilah has requested a loan of 2,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy sugar, rice, posho, soda, salt and mineral water, and will help Shakilah to generate greater profits and improve standards of living. Shakilah hopes that in the future she will be able to boom the business.

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



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