Village Savings and Loans Association group meeting in Uganda

Building secure livelihoods for people in Uganda

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.

From 2018-2021, we worked in partnership with the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) (open link in new tab), Katalemwa Cheshire Home (KCH) (open link in new tab) and Organised & Useful Rehabilitation Services for People with Disability (OURS) (open link in new tab) 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:

  • Provided direct support to people with disabilities to set up their own Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs), so they could access small loans and emergency insurance, improve their financial skills and have a safe place to save their money.
  • Promoted and facilitated 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 was supported by the Community Fund (open link in new tab).

Cartoon hand with crossed fingers next to the words 'community fund' - community is written in pink Back

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