A loan helped to buy chicken feed and pay water bills.


Mariam's story

Mariam is 23 years old and lives in the town of Nansana in the Nansana region of Uganda. She is married and has 2 children with 1 of them currently in school. For the past 4 years, Mariam has been working hard to manage her retail business, which rears hens, sells eggs and water.

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 buy chicken feed and pay water bills. This will help Mariam to generate greater profits and, as Mariam becomes able to realise more profits from expanded business, she will be able to cater for her children's needs, hence improving on their standards of living.

Mariam hopes that in the future she will be able to buy an incubator for her hens.

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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