A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase more women and men clothes and bags for the shop.


Mariam's story

Mariam is 45 years old and lives in the town of Kireka in the region of Kampala South in Uganda. She is married and has three children; none of them are currently in school. For the past three years, Mariam has been working hard to manage her boutique, which sells women and men clothes and bags.

To help expand her business, Mariam has requested a loan of 2,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more women and men clothes and bags for the shop, will help Mariam generate greater profits, and will increase her working hours. Mariam hopes that in the future, she will be able to own a well-stocked shop.

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



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