A loan of $175 helped to buy more cosmetics for hair and hair extensions for the salon.


Mariam's story

Mariam is 17 years old and lives in the town of Kaliro in Uganda. For the past two years, Mariam has been working hard to manage her salon, which offers hair dressing. To help expand her business, Mariam has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more cosmetics for hair and hair extensions for the salon, and will help Mariam to generate greater profits and buy basic needs for the family. Mariam hopes that in the future she will be able to start up a clothing business. 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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