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Total loan: $325

Marriam

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Iganga, Eastern Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy food items such as green bananas, rice, meat, cooking oil, and cassava.


Marriam's story

Marriam is 17 years old and lives in the town of Iganga in the Iganga region of Uganda. For the past 2 years, Marriam has worked hard to manage her restaurant, which sells cooked food, green bananas, rice, cassava, meat, chicken, tea, soda, and water.

To help expand her business, Marriam has requested a loan of 1,200,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy food items such as green bananas, rice, meat, cooking oil, and cassava, and will help Marriam to generate greater profits and expand her business. This will allow her to cater to the needs of her home, and she will be in a position to improve her standard of living.

Marriam hopes that in the future she will be able to have a house.

Marriam 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.