FINCA helps Ugandans living in poverty access financial services and clean energy products to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families.
Florence is very proud and happy that, thanks to FINCA loans, she was able to send her children to better schools and then on to university. She was able to build a larger house for her family and also build a small house for her ailing mother in her home village.
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Facts about Uganda
In the past 20 years, Uganda’s poverty level has dropped by more than half and is currently at 20 percent. While the economy continues to grow, unreliable electrical service, high energy costs and an inadequate transportation infrastructure provide serious obstacles for low-income entrepreneurs seeking to build businesses and incomes. In addition, 73 percent of the population is not connected to the electrical grid. These families rely on harmful kerosene, charcoal and firewood to light their homes and to prepare meals.
When poor people have access to financial services, they can earn more, build their assets, create jobs, and cushion themselves against external shocks. Since 1992, FINCA International has been helping thousands of Ugandans improve their lives. FINCA offers financial services, such as loans, savings and microinsurance throughout the country.
Thousands of families have also benefited from clean energy products from BrightLife, a social enterprise by FINCA International. Solar home systems allow poor households to light their homes well after the sun has set. Clean cookstoves in homes have greatly improved the health of families who no longer need to cook over toxic fires.
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2Population lacking account at formal financial institution.