A loan of $725 helped to purchase more food items and home supplies to offer for sale.

Mareen's story

Mareen, age 30, lives in the town of Ishaka in the Kabwohe region of Uganda. She is single and has three children, two of whom are currently in school. For the past 10 years, Mareen has been working hard to manage her grocery store, where she sells food items and home supplies.

To help expand her business, Mareen has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more items to fill her store's shelves, which will help Mareen to generate greater profits and improve her family's quality of life. Mareen hopes that in the future she will be able to open another business in the area.

Mareen is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Mareen who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown too large for microloans.

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