Akongo Beza – Empowering Women Project
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.