Akongo Beza - Empowering Women Project

Akongo Beza – Empowering Women Project

Date grant awarded: 08/03/2017

Akongo Benza, Achieng Betrice and Apalat Grace started the Empowering Women Project in Tororo Uganda, which helps women contribute to the economic development of their families by undertaking small-scale businesses. The project trains women in business skills and empowers them with start up capital to start profitable small businesses. The women meet once a week and contribute a small sum of money; these funds are then given to a group member who needs capital to help her business. The money is given at a very small interest rate.