Total loan: $150


Bombo, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase more sacks of sugar, salt and maize flour.

Mariam's story

Mariam is 21 years old and lives in the town of Bombo in the Luweero region of Uganda. For the past 5 months, Mariam has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells essential items like sugar, salt, cooking oil and water.

To help expand her business, Mariam has requested a loan of 500,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more sacks of sugar, salt and maize flour for sale. This will help Mariam to generate greater profits and she will be able to buy food for her family and take care of her kids. Mariam hopes that, in the future, she will be able to own another branch of a retail shop business.

Mariam 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.