Total loan: $575


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Gayaza, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

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

Mariam's story

Mariam is 35 years old and lives in the town of Gayaza, which is in the Kasangati region of Uganda. She is married and has four children, three of whom are currently in school. For the past three years, Mariam has been working hard to manage her retail shop where she sells essential items such as sugar, salt, cooking oil, and soft drinks.

To help expand her business, Mariam has requested a loan of 2,000,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase for more sacks of sugar, salt, and maize flour to sell. This will help Mariam generate greater profits so that she can repay the loan on time and also provide for her family’s basic needs. In the future, she hopes to buy land and build a house for her children.

Mariam is a member of BRAC's Microfinance program (MF). The program primarily serves small group members, like Mariam, who do not have collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown and qualify for microloans.