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Need: Rural Economic Empoerment Program - Focussing on women

1. Introduction
Rural Economic Empowerment Program is a community Based Organisation working in the poor region of Uganda share a jointly developed mission, vision, objectives, controls and operating procedures. REEP is a Community Based Organisation (CBO) in Uganda and is working in the central part of Uganda.

Our vision is
To make a lasting, measurable, cost effective and replicable impact on poverty and to lead by example in the way we operate.

Our mission
•To improve the income security of communities where we work through a combination of vocational and business training, market linkage, savings, credit, awareness raising and peer support to rural communities especially women.

Gender:
Based on REEP current VSLA project experience and other implementers, women are more active in joining savings and loans groups. This could partly be attributed to the fact that when households lack basics women are more directly affected than men. Experience shows that women are often more conscientious in attending meetings and repaying loans on time.

Wider impact:
VSLAs can be used as platform for other economic and social related development initiatives such as HIV/AIDS awareness trainings, gender awareness, sanitation improvements, environment and climatic change, REEP will ensure VSLA group gatherings are utilised beyond VSLA alone.

Project goal and objectives

Project Goal
To improve the livelihoods of poor and marginalized households in Mpigi district through provision of and access to appropriate financial services.

Purpose
Sustainably improve access to financial services among poor households, including farming communities in Muduuma sub county of Mpigi district by 2015.

Objectives

Objective 1: To develop REEP staff capacity (including Community Facilitators (CFs) in managing and implementation of VSLA methodology

Objective 2: To establish an appropriate saving and credit methodology among 3,750 households in Muduuma sub county of Mpigi districts by 2015:

Objective 3: Establish a community based system to support VSLAs replication in one other Sub County in Mpigi district by 2015.

Comments

Breese's picture

Hi Kifampa, a few

Hi Kifampa,
This is very clear and interesting. A few questions:
How much funding are you requesting?
What would the funding be used for? For example, general operating expenses, a specific project, etc...
What is the organization's website?

Thank you!

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