Growing mushrooms outside of Gulu
WGEF's Credit Plus program in Gulu, northern Uganda is successfully creating economic activity and social capital opportunities for women and families! This year we have given hundreds of traditional and agriculture loans providing women a way to rebuild and recover their lives. Our program is unique among interventions; we offer our clients literacy, leadership development, and health initiatives, at no cost enabling them to fully participate in their communities, building self esteem and confidence. Below are client quotes from our 2013 survey:
While in the program life was much easier because my children had enough food, my capital was bigger and I did not have to ask other relatives to support me
WGEF's loan is much more better compare to others; WGEF also does not give loan but important educational programs and through these, her life has changed.
I have learned how to do business (keeping records) how to stay with people, save money and I was able to build some courage to making good decision in my family.
The loan and the training I got from the office has really helped me to increase in my business and able to decide for myself when problems arise.
Other than improving my economic status, through the literacy program I learnt how to read and write, the event also made me discover my talents in drama and the other performances which made me very happy and in the end my health was also improved.
Our program is critical in this post conflict region and even more so now, due to the crisis in S. Sudan; northern Uganda is receiving many refugees, creating more need and pressure on services. Increasing economic activity and our loan portfolio is more important than ever, and we appreciate your support and encouragement!
Our average loan size is $55; we continue to have a 100% repayment rate, and our farmers a doing outstanding work at increasing food security at the household and community level. We hope you are inspired by our clients and what is possible....
Peace and love in the New Year!
a baker shows us her oven...
Mango grove, bananas, papayas too!
farming, literacy and trainings!