Topista N. is 18 years old and lives in the town of Nansana in the Kampala central region of Uganda. She is single and has one child. Topista has a small retail shop, which she has run for one year. She has a second business selling food.
To help expand her business, Topista has requested a loan of 200,000 UGX from Kiva partner, BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more sugar and food for resale. With the help of her loan from BRAC, Topista hopes to generate greater profits and take care of herself. In the future, she hopes to own a boutique and a wholesale shop.
Topista is a member of BRAC’s Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program, which has helped her prospects for the future by teaching her how to dance and use a computer.
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.