A loan of $400 helped a member to buy more cassava flour for resale,.


Topista's Group's story

Topista's group is comprised of 3 hardworking women. Topista is 22 years old and lives in the town of Rukoki in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. She is married and has 2 children who are currently in school. For the past 3 years, Topista has been working hard to manage her small business, which sells cassava flour.

To help expand her business, Topista has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more cassava flour for resale, and will help Topista to generate greater profits and pay for her medical expenses. Topista hopes that in the future she will be able to buy a car and build for herself.

Topista is a member of BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program. In addition to micro-finance 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 get money that managed to improve her business.

In this group: Topista , Yoleda, Grace
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