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Building Capacity of Rural Women with HIV/AIDS



Supporting Profitable economic activities through provision of income generating opportunities to help poor women with HIV/AIDS in rural Uganda access resources to attain financial autonomy.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Helping the poor rural women with HIV/AIDS to break the chains of dependence. By empowering and improving their opportunities to access skills and revolving fund to enable them attain self-reliance through setting up their individual profitable micro business to generate income. Formal credit institutions deem these women with credit risks because they lack collateral consequently they have no access to business loans. We plan to provide services to 100 poor women with HIV/AIDS.

How will this project solve this problem?

We are based on group lending methodology where 5 women form a borrowing group, but each woman has her own business to run. BIDE issues loans of $100-$600.Business counseling, training continues throughout the loan term provided by Group Mentors.

Potential Long Term Impact

This program is demand-driven, charging lower interest rates, and emphasizing savings mobilization.It is Supporting Profitable economic activities through provision of income generating opportunities to 100 poor women with HIV/AIDS.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $444

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $444 .  The original project funding goal was $19,890.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).



Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Tazuba Patrick

Jinja, Uganda. Uganda

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