The biggest constraint faced by the women is access to reliable capital. During needs assessment, it became apparent that many of the women had sustainable income generating activities; however, the profitability of these activities would be greatly improved by ‘injecting’ capital into their business. Although there are numerous microfinance institutions in Uganda, many offer interest rates that are too high and therefore unsustainable. In addition to a need for capital, there was not only a universal need for bookkeeping among the target group but a universal interest as well, which is clear confirmation that a culture of saving exists for the women of Women Together Development Group. The beneficiaries of the project will be the 120 members of Women Together Development Group, who will receive both the capital access and training necessary for successful micro-entrepreneurship. The Group is a well established organization with a chairperson, secretary and treasurer, group mobilizers, and over 2 years of community experience. This project is an opportunity to expand upon the success of Women Together Development Group micro-finance initiative by providing training and access to sustainable capital to more women who have both the capacity and character to run a successful business.
The Chairperson on the Women together Development Group.
Salume the project Coordinator, Helen The treasurer,