Kyangwali Women's Microcredit Project
The Kyangwali Women's Microcredit Project targets the women refugees living at the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in Uganda. These women have the desire and motivation to create a better life for themselves and their families; what they lack is opportunity. Most want to finish their own and their children’s schooling, but find this out of reach. The Kyangwali Refugee camp was established in the 1960s; currently there are approximately 25,000 refugees living at the camp. In Kyangwali there exist income producing opportunities such as raising vegetables, chickens, and goats for resale. For creative woman there are other money making opportunities. We have provided a few women with microfinance loans, but there are many more hoping to be given one – your donation can make this possible.
Average microcredit loan for one woman: $75
Lending to women: Nearly half of all impoverished families in the developing world depend on income generated by women.
Trusting the poor: Women are responsible borrowers, diligent savers, and competent managers who use their income almost exclusively to benefit their children.
A self-employment loan, not a gift: Microcredit loans build discipline, responsibility, and self-confidence as women create their own businesses.