A loan of $525 helped a member to purchase more fresh food like matooke (green plantains) and Irish potatoes and some dry food like maize flour for cooking in the hotel for resale.


Topista's Group's story

Topista's group is comprised of two hardworking women. Topista is 22 years old and lives in the town of Rukoki in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. For the past three years, Topista has been working hard to manage her small hotel (a term for a primitive restaurant), which sells cooked food. To help expand her business, Topista has requested a loan of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more fresh food like matooke (green plantains) and Irish potatoes and some dry food like maize flour for cooking in the hotel for resale. The loan will help Topista to generate greater profits and pay for medical bills for her mother and buy new clothes for herself. Topista hopes that, in the future, she will be able to build a big good house and drive a car. 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.

In this group: Topista, Irene
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