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Topista's Group
In this Group: Topista, Hellen
Topista's group is comprised of two hard-working women. Topista is 20 years old and lives in the town of Kamwenge in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. She is single and has one child. For the past three years, Topista has been working hard to manage her shop, where she is a photographer.

To help expand her business, Topista has requested a loan of 300,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy another camera, and will help Topista to generate greater profits and improve herself and pay for medical expenses. Topista hopes that in the future she will be able to own her own studio.

Topista 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. The ELA program has increased Topista's future prospects by helping her to save money.

Additional Information

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 307
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $30,664,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,475.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Topista's Group's $250 loan helped a member to buy a new camera.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 27, 2012
Listed
Jul 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 19, 2013