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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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About BRAC Uganda

This loan is administered by BRAC Uganda, a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) in Uganda that is also a part of the BRAC international network. BRAC Uganda attempts to address poverty through a holistic model, offering programs in education, health, water & sanitation, agriculture, and microfinance. BRAC Uganda’s microfinance program aims to provide the poor with easy, reliable, and efficient access to institutional financial services, and reaches over 150,000 families in Uganda. For more on BRAC Uganda, please see our partner page, and join our lending team, Friends of BRAC Uganda.


About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 116
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,537.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mariam to purchase more women and men clothes and bags for the shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2013
Dec 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014