Mariam is 30 years old and lives in the town of Bulenga in the Kampala west region of Uganda. She is married and has three children, two currently in school. For the past two years, Mariam has been working hard to manage her small business, which sells hardware items such as iron sheets.
To help expand her business, Mariam has requested a loan of 3000000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more iron sheets for resale, and will help Mariam to generate greater profits and improve her business. Mariam hopes that in the future she will be able to increase the success of her business.
Mariam is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Mariam who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown too large for microloans.
About BRAC Uganda
This loan is administered by BRAC Uganda, a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) in Uganda that is also a part of the BRAC international network. BRAC Uganda attempts to address poverty through a holistic model, offering programs in education, health, water & sanitation, agriculture, and microfinance. BRAC Uganda’s microfinance program aims to provide the poor with easy, reliable, and efficient access to institutional financial services, and reaches over 150,000 families in Uganda. For more on BRAC Uganda, please see our partner page, and join our lending team, Friends of BRAC Uganda.