Helping young entrepreneurs to get their products to market in Uganda

Uganda is often held out as the quintessential African success story. Relative political stability and security have ensured that the economy has grown steadily in recent years. Yet the average Ugandan hasn’t seen much change. One of the reasons for this is Uganda’s exponential population growth. As a result, Uganda has the youngest population in the world, with no less than 78% of the population being under 30. Herein lies an enormous potential. For many young people, starting their own business would be the best way to escape from unemployment. But a lack of resources and knowledge makes such start-ups very difficult. With your help they will succeed.
 
Already collected € 5.030
Searched budget € 68.000
NGO
Trias
Location
Oeganda (Kampala)
Project duration
2017 - 2021
Co-financing
DGD (80%)
Project code
05025
Theme
Onderwijs & opleiding
For many young people entrepreneurship represents the way out

PURPOSE

The purpose is to turn the Ugandan business organization USSIA into a sustainable cooperative. USSIA helps its members (2,500 in 2017) to access investments and a profitable market for their products. They also provide training on starting up and managing a business.


BUDGET REQUESTED VIA ENTREPRENEURS FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Donation requested for:

- 2019: € 20.000
- 2020: € 23.000
- 2021: € 25.000
 

SOCIAL IMPACT

By improving their productivity and income, some 8,500 USSIA members and their families will be assured of a better quality of life by 2021. They will get access to high-quality education and healthcare for themselves and their family members. Special attention will be devoted to young people, women and the poor.


KEYWORDS

- Entrepreneurship 
- City
- Young people
- Training