A loan of $225 helped to buy a weighing scale for coffee.


Mariam's story

Mariam is 17 years old and lives in the town of Zirobwe in the Luwero region of Uganda. For the past two years, Mariam has been working hard to manage her small business, which sells coffee.

To help expand her business, Mariam has requested a loan of 550,000 Ugandan shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy a weighing scale for coffee, and will help Mariam to generate greater profits and buy a piece of land. Mariam hopes that in the future she will be able to get a bigger piece of land to grow more coffee.

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.



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