Micro-enterprise Development

Although Ugandan community households over the years have made efforts to alleviate poverty, they are still experiencing poverty challenges inhibiting their efforts towards sustainable development livelihoods.

According to the 2016 poverty assessment, Uganda has reduced monetary poverty at a very rapid rate. The proportion of the Ugandan population living below the national poverty declined from 31.1% in 2006 to 19.7% in 2013; however, this is still significant proportion of the population struggling to generate income. Community households rely on household incomes generated from their small scale businesses. Often times communities are constrained by the lack of enough incomes to meet their family needs. This results to seeking loans from institutions which later increases on their financial burden with having to pay back these loans with interest.

Economic opportunities have the key to community's success. In Uganda, micro finance forms a basis of the Ugandan creation of economy opportunities, with one third of working population employed by small business and 79% of the credit coming from informal sources (Microfinance in Uganda-University of Southamption Data). Since national lending does not reach most marginalized communities, microfinance offers a collective solution that lends small increments of capital to local businesses. It helps in poverty mitigation and economic growth, as well as economic inclusion and the expansion of social capital. These benefits additionally work to encourage and develop citizen participation, increasing political awareness and empowerment among the have-nots of society.

Many of non governmental organizations are working to provide the rural poor with increased access to cedit by teaching community members about the benefits of savings, encouraging them to save, offering loans to small businesses.

Reason to participate in Microfinance projects

Engaging in Microfinance projects provides you with opportunities to work along with community groups to provide basic business/entrepreneurship training and mentoring on managing small startup loan for small-scale business development.  It involves meeting and interacting with community groups and creating interactive training methods that improve community's entrepreneurial small scale business startups. Participants have the opportunity to choose on whether to engage on a community based project or Community based participatory research project

Volunteer & Internship opportunities

Community Based Projects in Microfinance 

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Micro-enterprise Development for Orphans and Widows

UAOWF recognizes that limited access to financial services by rural women in Uganda, especially widows, is one of the key factors that have kept them in abject poverty.
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Capacity enhancement for Women and Girls with Disabilities

Women and Girls with Disabilities-WGDs are discriminated and excluded from employment and economic opportunities, and are among the poorest in their communities.
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Economic Empowerment Project for Women and Girls with Disabilities

Women and girls with Disabilities (WDGs) live in a series of unstable relationships because society considers them less eligible partners. Men do not want to identify with WGDs in public; they just crawl to their houses at night only to satisfy their sexual desires

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Rural women empowerment with Entrepreneurship and small scale Businesses

The Women Empowerment Internship Uganda will focus on training and mentoring vulnerable women and their families in rural communities of Jinja with basic Entrepreneurship and Small-scale business startups skills
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Community Based Research Projects in Microfinance 

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Farmers Access to Credit for micro farming business

The agriculture sector in Uganda contributes to 30% of GDP and is the backbone of Uganda’s industrial activity, employment, household incomes and food security. 
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Your experience of community transformation starts here. Through providing skills, micro-enterprise trainings and workshops, and micro-credit opportunities communities are empowered to actualize change. To apply click the link below

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