A loan of $250 helped to buy more ladies' shoes.


Mariam's story

Mariam is 18 years old and lives in the town of Nyendo in the Masaka region of Uganda. For the past two years, Mariam has been working hard to manage her clothing business, which sells ladies' and kid's shoes.

To help expand her business, Mariam has requested a loan of 900,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more ladies' shoes, and will help Mariam to generate greater profits. Mariam will use the profits of the business to provide for herself necessities like clothes, pay house bills, and provide basic needs for her family like food thereby improving their standards of living. Mariam hopes that in the future she will be able to become a well-known strong business woman.

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.


This loan is special because:

It offers training programs in life skills for young women.



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