A loan of $350 helped a member to purchase maize flour, cassava, and raw bananas for the hotel.

Teopista's Group's story

Teopista's Group consists of two hard-working women. Teopista is 22 years old, married, and has two children who attend school. She lives in Wobulezi in the Luwero region of Uganda. For the past three years, Teopista has been working hard to manage a small hotel business, which sells cooked food.

To help expand her business, Teopista is requesting a loan from BRAC Uganda for 450,000 Ugandan Shillings, which she will use to stock more food such as maize flour, cassava, and raw bananas for the hotel. The loan will help Teopista generate greater profits and pay some of the school fees for her children. She hopes that in the future she will be able to build rental houses.

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, Eva

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