Microfund for small loans to rural women in Uganda

$100 $24,900
Raised Remaining


The project enhances the economic self-sufficiency of low-income women by supporting profitable economic activities through provision of micro-loans.This empowers women socially and economically.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Extreme vulnerability to poverty is still a challenge effecting rural women.The project will help 100 rural women in Jinja District Uganda to break the chains of dependence on men. 200 women have so far benefited out of this program. BIDE wants to take up this challenge by establishing a pro-poor facility which provides micro-loans to the marginalized to start small profitable businesses that can improve their income and attain financial autonomy.

How will this project solve this problem?

We provide small loans and conduct training in small businesses. Follow-ups are made in which BIDE works closely with rural women on the management of their activities and their loans aiming at strengthening their livelihoods.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will build capacity and empower 100 rural women helping them discover and develop their potential with a view of self-help.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $100

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 $100 .  The original project funding goal was $25,000.

Additional Documentation

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


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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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Map of Microfund for small loans to rural women in Uganda