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Total loan: $400

Mariam

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Njeru, Central Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more cassava, baking flour, cooking oil and soft drinks to support the business.


Mariam's story

Mariam is 21 years old and lives in the town of Njeru in the Njeru region of Uganda. She has one child. For the past two years, Mariam has been working hard to manage her catering business, which sells fast foods.

To help expand her business, Mariam has requested a loan of 1,400,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more cassava, baking flour, cooking oil and soft drinks to support the business. It will help Mariam to generate greater profits and improve her family's standards of living by providing them enough food. Mariam hopes that in the future she will be able to own a big company that supplies snacks to the entire town, and save some money to go back to school for further studies.

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.