Microloans for S. Sudanese Refugee Women in Uganda

by Hope Ofiriha
Oct 10, 2011

September; Field progress report

Grace Amullo - new beneficiary
Grace Amullo - new beneficiary

$50 - helps a woman to start income generating business in Uganda!

Our supporters donated over $6000 toward the budget of $50,000. We are operating on a small budget goal of $1000. This policy is good for Hope Ofiriha and for our supporters.

September 14; Grace Akullu, 32 year old, single mother did not know what another ways she was going to support her three (3) children. She was forced to move to Kampala from nearby town of Bweyele – previously “the Sudanese Refugees resettlement Centre” to escape cycle of poverty.

After she moved to stay with Laura Iteng (her grandmother), who is living on the outskirt of Kampala, Grace became discouraged due to lack of opportunities.

A friend, who is a successful microloan beneficiary herself, asked Grace attends “How to start small business” training workshop designed to teacher Sudanese Refugee women how to diversify their businesses. The training workshop focuses on how to select good business sector, profit mark-up and book-keeping (recording of cash in and out).

After training the microloan Group decided to give her start-up money. With Ugsh.150, 000 ($50), Grace is selling charcoal in Kajjansji and is diversifying further. Today Grace spends nearly $12 a day and receives in $15 and $18 a day, more than 25% profit!

Previous borrowers are doing well in their businesses respectively. The project is doing well and women are happy.

We still need your help to put the finishing touches on this project so we can help more women get out of poverty.

Thanks to our donors! Thanks to GlobalGiving for sharing our project with kind people! Without YOU - Hope Ofiriha would have not helped these women.



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Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Website: http:/​/​www.ofiriha.org
Project Leader:
William Logai Ochieng
Oslo, Oslo Norway
$18,962 raised of $26,000 goal
391 donations
$7,038 to go
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