A loan of $625 helped a member to look after her family and buy more commodities, such as sugar, rice and flour, to resell.


Teopista's Group's story

Teopista's group is comprised of six hard working women. Teopista is 18 years old and lives in the town of Fortportal in the Fortportal region of Uganda. She is married and has one child. For the past two years, Teopista has been working hard to manage her retail shop where she sells sugar, rice and flour.

To help expand her business, Teopista has requested a loan of 300,000 Ugandan Shillings from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to look after her family and to add more commodities to her shop to help Teopista generate greater profits. Teopista hopes that in the future she will be able to better meet customers' needs.

Teopista 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: Teopista, Teopista, Oliva, Agnes, Pricilla, Annamary
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