$566k
to goal

Today: eBay is tripling your donation!

Your donation helps cover Kiva's costs. Give today and make tomorrow even better. Why donate?

100%

funded

Total loan: $325

Mariam

Flag of Uganda
Seeta, Central Region, Uganda / Retail

Mariam's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!


A loan helped to purchase more shoes to sell.


Mariam's story

Mariam is 24 years old and lives in the town of Seeta in the Mukono region of Uganda. She is married and has two children, with one of them currently in school. For the past three years, Mariam has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells shoes. To help expand her business, Mariam has requested a loan of 800,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more shoes to sell, and will help Mariam to generate greater profits and take good care of her family's basic needs. Mariam hopes that in the future, she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a house. 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.