Total loan: $250


Kasese, Western Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more green bananas, cassava, and tomatoes.

Topista's story

Topista is 23 years old and lives in the town of Kasese in the Kasese region of Uganda. She is married and has two children with one of them currently in school. For the past few years, Topista has been working hard to manage her grocery store, which sells green bananas (plantains), cassava, tomatoes and onions.

To help expand her business, Topista has requested a loan of 900,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more green bananas, cassava, and tomatoes to increase her sales. This will help Topista to generate greater profits and her production will increase and attract more revenue. She will manage to buy food for her family and clothes for herself. Topista hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a family house.

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.