A loan of $125 helped to buy more clothes to resell.


Topista's story

Topista is 22 years old and lives in the town of Rukoki in the Fortportal region of Uganda. She is married and has two children with one of them currently in school. For the past three years, Topista has been working hard to manage her small clothing business.

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 more clothes to resell and will help Topista to generate greater profits and pay school fees for her child. Topista hopes that, in the future, she will be able to buy a plot of land and build a 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.



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