Village Savings and Loans Association group meeting in Uganda

Building secure livelihoods for people in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Category: Building livelihoods

People living with disabilities in Uganda often find it difficult to access employment and banking services. There is a great need to develop equal access to opportunities so that people with disabilities are included in society and can achieve their full potential.

We are working in partnership with the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU), Katalemwa Cheshire Home (KCH) and Organised & Useful Rehabilitation Services for People with Disability (OURS) to improve the quality of life and economic outcomes for people with disabilities, increasing their participation in decision making and enabling them to play a greater role within their community.

This 3-year programme is:

  • Providing direct support to people with disabilities to set up their own Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs), so they can access small loans and emergency insurance, improve their financial skills and have a safe place to save their money.
  • Promoting and facilitating disability inclusion in society, by building institutional capacity for the provision of inclusive financial services and improving attitudes towards people with disabilities through advocacy.

This programme is supported by the Community Fund.

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