A loan of $425 helped a member to buy more dry food such as cassava flour for resale.

Topista's Group's story

Topista's group is comprised of two hard-working women. Topista is 18 years old, and lives in the town of Rukoki in the Fortportal region of Uganda. For the past 3 years, Topista has been working hard to manage her small business, which sells dry cassava flour.

To help expand her business, Topista has requested a loan of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more dry food, such as cassava flour, for resale; it will help Topista generate greater profits, and pay for her medical bills. Topista hopes that in the future, she will be able to build herself 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.

In this group: Topista, Joy
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